Food idioms - A list of English idioms and phrases connected to food. English food idioms.

English idioms connected to food

Here are some English idioms connected to food:


1) as cool as a CUCUMBER - calm, not worried.
#Andrea is as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything.


2) as nutty as a FRUITCAKE - silly, crazy.
#Our neighbor upstairs is as nutty as a fruitcake!


3) big CHEESE - an important person.
#My dad is a big cheese in the company, so you should be nice to me if you want to start working there.


4) to compare APPLES and ORANGES - to compare two things that are not similar and should not be compared.
#Comparing the salary of workers and managers is like trying to compare apples and oranges.


5) couch POTATO - someone who spends a lot of time on the couch watching television.
#Little Peter isn't interested in anything but the TV and is slowly turning into a couch potato.


6) (not one's) cup of TEA - something that one does not enjoy or do well.
#Thanks for inviting me, but going to hard rock concerts concerts is not really my cup of tea, so I think I'll stay home tonight.


7) to EAT like a bird - to eat only a small amount of food.
#The girl eats like a bird and is very thin.


8) to go BANANAS - to become highly excited, to behave in a crazy way.
#She went bananas when her boyfriend forgot to buy her flowers for St. Valentine's day.


9) piece of CAKE - a task that is easily accomplished.
#The job was a piece of cake. I finished everything before lunch.


10) that's the way the COOKIE crumbles - that's life, nothing can be done about it.
#That's the way the cookie crumbles, David thought when he was told someone else got the job he had applied for.


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