10 idioms with food
Apple of someone’s eye
Meaning: someone or something that is adored by someone
Example: Zoe’s newborn daughter is the apple of her eye.
As busy as popcorn on a skillet
Meaning: very active
Example: John is as busy as popcorn on a skillet, he just can’t keep still.
As cool as a cucumber
Meaning: to be calm, relaxed, not stressed, anxious or nervous
Example: I was very nervous before the exam, but my best friend was as cool as a cucumber.
As easy as apple pie
Meaning: very easy
Example: Setting up the TV was as easy as apple pie.
Meaning: a bad person, someone with a bad influence
Example: John is the bad apple of his class.
Meaning: someone important, a leader in a group
Example: Who’s the big cheese in this company? I want to get a promotion.
Bring home the bacon
Meaning: to support your family financially, earn your family’s living
Example: In their family Tess brings home the bacon.
To butter someone up
Meaning: to praise or flatter someone in order to make them more willing or in hope of receiving a favor.
Example: He didn’t study so he tried buttering up the teacher to have a chance of passing the exam.
Meaning: someone who spends a lot of time sitting on a couch and watching TV
Example: I can’t get along with him, he’s a couch potato and I like to keep busy.
Meaning: for very little money
Example: She managed to buy a new dress for peanuts.
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