Last Modified: 01/12/2016
An idiom is a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own.
There are tons of food idioms in the English language, but not all of them are really about food. Let's look at some:
- If something 'makes your mouth water', you want to eat it.
- If you 'have a sweet tooth', you like sweet food.
- If something is 'a piece of cake', it's very easy to do.
- 'I could eat a horse' means that you're really hungry.
- If someone is 'the apple of your eye', you like them a lot!
- When someone 'brings home the bacon', they earn money for a family to live on.
- When someone asks you 'What's cooking', they're really asking you 'what's happening'.
- 'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs'. That's right, it is hard to achieve something important without causing unpleasant effects!
- Don't be a 'couch potato' because that means you watches too much television and don't exercise enough!
- If someone is 'out to lunch', they aren't really having lunch. They're slightly crazy or not thinking clearly!
Aren't you feeling hungry already? Do you know some other food idioms?