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PostSubject: Food Idioms   Tue 6 Nov - 19:38

IdiomMeaningExample Sentence
apple of one's eyea person that is adored by someoneBaby Jessica is the apple of her father's eye.
(have a) bun in the ovenbe pregnantI don't think Jan will come to the bar because she has a bun in the oven.
bad egga person who is often in troubleI don't want my little brother hanging around with the bad eggs on the street.
big cheesevery important person (VIP)I thought I was just going to interview the secretary, but they let me talk to the big cheese himself.
bread and butternecessities, the main thingJust explain the bread and butter of your report. You don't have to go into details.
bring home the baconearn the incomeMy husband has had to bring home the bacon ever since I broke my leg.
butter someone upbe extra nice to someone (usually for selfish reasons)We'll have to butter Angie up before we tell her the news about the broken vase.
(have one's) cake and eat it toowant more than your fair share or needRick wants to have his cake and eat it too. He wants to be single but he doesn't want me to date anyone else.
carrot topperson with red or orange hairSimon is the first carrot top I've ever gone out with.
cheesysillyI love reading cheesy romance novels because I don't have to think.
cool as a cucumbervery relaxedI thought I was afraid of flying, but I was cool as a cucumber all the way to England.
cream of the cropthe bestWe hired the cream of the crop to entertain us at the Christmas party.
(don't) cry over spilled milkget upset over something that has happened and cannot be changedThe mirror is broken and we can't fix it. There's no need to cry over spilled milk.
cup of joecup of coffeeLet's stop for a cup of joe before we head to work.
(not my) cup of teasomething you enjoy (usually used negatively)Opera isn't exactly my cup of tea.
egg someone onurge someone to do somethingThe gang tried to egg us on but we didn't want to fight.
freeze one's buns offbe very coldI froze my buns off at the ice rink.
full of beanshave a lot of (silly) energyThe kids were full of beans after the circus.
gravy trainextremely good pay for minimal workThe unionized grocers have been enjoying the gravy train for twenty years.
(have something) handed to someone on a silver platterreceive without working for somethingThe professor's daughter had her college diploma handed to her on a silver platter.
hard nut to crackdifficult to understand (often a person)Angelo is a hard nut to crack when something is bothering him like this.
hot potatoa controversial or difficult subjectChoosing a location for our new store is a hot potato right now.
in a nutshellsimplyIn a nutshell, I'm having a bad day.
nuts about something, someonelike a lotI'm nuts about classical music these days.
out to lunchcrazy or madHarry has been out to lunch ever since he lost his job.
one smart cookiea very intelligent personYour daughter is one smart cookie. She reads much higher than her grade level.
peach fuzzsmall amount of hair growthExcept for a bit of peach fuzz, the baby came out bald.
piece of cakevery easyThe exam was a piece of cake.
put all of ones eggs in one basketrely on one single thingEven though I'm majoring in Art, I'm taking a maths course because my Dad says I shouldn't put all of my eggs in one basket.
souped upmade more powerful or stylishThe car was souped up with shiny rims and a loud stereo.
sell like hot cakesbought by many peopleThe new Harry Potter books sold like hot cakes.
spice things upmake something more excitingI wanted to spice things up in the office, so I bought some red and gold paint.
spill the beansreveal the truthOn Monday, I'm going to spill the beans about my travel plans.
take something with a pinch (grain) of saltdon't consider something 100% accurateTake Mandy's advice with a pinch of salt. She doesn't always do her research.
use your noodleuse your brainYou're going to have to really use your noodle on this crossword puzzle. It's an extra difficult one.
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