Food idioms relate to food or eating. Many of the commonly used ones are based on the idea of using a particular food as a metaphor for something else.
Food Idioms with Meanings & Examples
Here is list of 20 food idioms with example sentences.
|1||In a pickle||Meaning: Someone in a difficult situation|
Example: If you’re ever in a pickle and looking for ideas, thesaurus, go to thesaurus.com.
|2||Best thing since sliced bread||Meaning: The best thing since a particular time|
Example: I would describe my new laptop as the best thing since sliced bread!
|3||A piece of cake||Meaning: something that is easy to do|
Example: I should find this task an absolute piece of cake.
|4||That’s the icing on the cake||Meaning: that makes it even better or this means the conclusion or last step in something, giving it the touch up|
Example: I’ve taken a nice cup of coffee – it’s really great icing on the cake.
|5||Fit for a king!||Meaning: is used to say that the subject is something special.|
Example: That meal was fit for a king!
|6||Easy as pie||Meaning: Something that is easy to do.|
Example: After I learned how to use the software, it was easy as pie.
|7||You can’t have your cake and eat it too||Meaning: You can’t have both things that you want, you must choose one or the other.|
Example: I wanted to buy a new car and a new house, but I realized that I couldn’t have my cake and eat it too.
|8||I’m stuffed!||Meaning: I’ve eaten too much!|
Example: We just finished an enormous Thanksgiving dinner, and I’m stuffed!
|9||You are what you eat||Meaning: The kind of food you eat affects your health and appearance.|
Example: After eating nothing but junk food for a week, I realized that you are what you eat.
|10||Finger-licking good||Meaning: Something tastes so good that you want to lick your fingers.|
Example: This chicken is finger-licking good!
|11||I’m starving!||Meaning: I’m very hungry!|
Example: I didn’t have time for breakfast this morning, and now I’m starving.
|12||Put all your eggs in one basket||Meaning: Put all your resources in a single opportunity.|
Example: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
|13||You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs||Meaning: You can’t get something for nothing. It means that in order for you to make a successful business out of your project and ideas, you should put them into action and never stop trying to realize your goals.|
Example: You have to work hard to complete this project; you cannot make omlette without breaking eggs.
|14||Bite off more than you can chew||Meaning: to take on more than you can handle.|
Example: Don’t bite off more than you can chew — ask for help if you need it.
|15||Couch Potato||Meaning: It is often used to describe anyone who is physically inactive. This includes both people who spend most of their time on the couch and those who watch a lot of television but are otherwise active.|
Example: I’m not letting my son become a couch potato. I want him to get outside and play.
|16||Go bananas||Meaning: If you go bananas, you are acting crazy or losing your temper. It is most often used when someone has gone crazy because of something they have seen or heard. |
Example: She went bananas when she found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her.
|17||Food for thought||Meaning: Something that makes you think about something deeply.|
Example: His remarks about the current state of the economy was food for thought.
|18||To eat a frog||Meaning: To do something difficult but necessary first|
|19||Apple pie order||Meaning: A pleasant and orderly state of affairs|
|20||Chew the fat||Meaning: social chit-chat, blabbing about unimportant things|
Example: “We were just chewing the fat,” he said after he had been talking for hours about nothing in particular.
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