If you have read any of my posts recently you will know that I love, love, love idioms. They are a lot of fun. But there is one more thing that I love more than idioms. FOOD! Who doesn't love food? I love all types of food, Mexican, Greek, Thai... You name it, I will likely love it. So why not combine my love for discussing idioms and food together today. Let's chat about our awesome food idioms. We have so many.
Something I often do when I go out to eat, is order too much food. It' because my eyes are bigger than my stomach. Have you done this? You think you can eat it all when you look at it, but once you start easting you get too full and have food leftover. What do you eat or drink after your meal? Do you like dessert or coffee? I sometimes like coffee and we sometimes refer to a cup of coffee as a cup of joe. If that's not your thing, or something you enjoy, perhaps it's not your cup of tea.
We have many idioms that mention food, but aren't actually related to food at all. Let's talk about some of your friends. Do you have a friend that's super calm and relax all the time? We could describe them as someone who is as cool as cucumber. What about a friend who is super silly? We could call them cheesy. Do you have any red-headed friends? We would call them carrot top. Who bring's home the bacon in your household? This is the person who brings the money home for the household. Does anyone in your family have a bun in the oven? This is someone who is pregnant. Who is your smartest friend? You could call them a smart cookie.
So let's use your noodle now, which means to use your brain. I want you to spill the beans, or speak the truth. Was this a piece of cake? Another words, was this easy? Did you know many of these idioms already? Are you nuts about (crazy about) idioms like me? I know that idioms can be a hard nut to crack (difficult) at times because they are a crazy phrase that often has nothing to do with the actual words in it. But that's why you're here reading this, let's get some practice in. Try using these idioms in a sentence below and I'll let you know if you did so correctly. I'm egging you on (urging you) to comment! Please! Let's hear what you got?
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