Cool Food Idioms You Can Find IN Your Fridge.

Cool Food Idioms You Can Find In Your Fridge

I recent­ly shared a post by Ana­lyt­i­cal Grammar/ Gram­mar Planet's post, about all the food idioms you can find just by look­ing in the fridge!  I'll put the link in at the end of this post, as it's a cool image as well.

In the mean­time, what I thought would be fun would be to take 7 of the most com­mon­ly used idioms, and show you what they mean and how they are used. Then you can also use cool food idioms that you can ‘find' in your fridge.

Cool Food Idioms You Can Find In Your Fridge

Eng­lish Food Idiom –bad apples

Mean­ing:  one bad per­son who has a bad effect on oth­ers in a group. ( also some­times referred to as a ‘rot­ten apple').  Note: If a rot­ten apple is stored with good apples, it caus­es the good ones to rot or go bad.

” I don't want her join­ing that group. There are a cou­ple of bad apples in it.”

Eng­lish Food Idiom –piece of cake

Mean­ing: Describes some­thing that is easy to do. Effort­less­ly pre­pared or done.

” That test was a piece of cake. I got top marks!”  “He was great at pre­sent­ing his skills, so the job inter­view was a piece of cake for him.”

Eng­lish Food Idiom-icing on the cake

Mean­ing: Some­thing that makes a good sit­u­a­tion even bet­ter, or a bad sit­u­a­tion even worse.

‘Not only was I offered a high­er salary, but the bonus I got at the end of the year was the icing on the cake.”  “To get the high­est mark in the class was great, and then to get an award was the icing on the cake.” “After find­ing my car was gone, the icing on the cake was trip­ping over and hurt­ing my ankle!”

Eng­lish Food Idiom-fish out of water

Mean­ing: Some­one who is uncom­fort­able in a spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion.

” She felt like a fish out of water in her new class.”   ” They all had fan­cy clothes on and I had my old work clothes on. I felt like a fish out of water.”

Eng­lish Food Idiom- full of beans

Mean­ing: to have a lot of ener­gy and enthu­si­asm; Ener­getic and live­ly.

” How come you're still so full of beans after such a busy day?”  ” The chil­dren are still full of beans despite it being so late.”

Eng­lish Food Idiom- bunch of baloney

Mean­ing:  False­hoods, non­sense, or fool­ish­ness. Baloney in this sense might have orig­i­nat­ed from the word “blar­ney,” which means flat­ter­ing or non­sen­si­cal talk; more usu­al­ly it refers to bologna sausage, which is blend­ed from dif­fer­ent meats, there­fore imply­ing con­tent of infe­ri­or or dubi­ous qual­i­ty.

“What a bunch of baloney the sales­man told us.”   “I don't believe that real­ly happened.That's just a bunch of baloney!”

Eng­lish Food Idiom- whole enchi­la­da

Mean­ing: (Amer­i­can infor­mal use) every­thing that could pos­si­bly be includ­ed.

“Let's have a big sur­prise par­ty for her includ­ing, bal­loons, drinks, food and a band- the whole enchi­la­da.”

By the way, here's a link to a great video on how to pro­nounce some oth­er idioms.

The link to our Face­book page where you can find the pic­ture of the fridge ‘full of idioms' is here.

I would love to hear about any oth­er food idioms you have found in your fridge. Write them in the com­ments below. For exam­ple, “that's cheesy.”(  of bad qual­i­ty or in bad taste).

Best wish­es, Esther

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