Eggheads, couch potatoes, tough cookies: eight English food idioms
The number of categories for English idioms is seemingly endless. We have weather idioms, where we might hear that it’s raining cats and dogs; colour idioms (such as ‘green as the grass’ or ‘blue in the face’); animal idioms; money idioms … the list goes on.
Food, being as popular as it is, also provides its fair share of idioms.
The big cheese and the top banana are similar and indeed might describe the same person, but they’re not quite the same in meaning. A couch potato might be lazy, but that doesn’t mean he’s a bad apple!
Below you can see eight fun and colourful food idioms from the guys at Kaplan International Colleges. If you’re a studious egghead when it comes to learning English, you may already know all eight of them!
Do you have any similar food idioms in your language? Let me know in the comments section below.
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