Idioms with Food. Part 1

Idioms with Food. Part 1

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It's always easier to learn a new word in context. 

The same goes with idioms! 

And with this great series you will learn 5 idioms with food in just 5 minutes!


Written and voiced by Mary Mironova

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Idioms with Food. Part 1.

Hello, guys Улыбаюсь
Today I've decided to tell you about some idioms connected with food.

Don't worry. It's a piece of cake.
What is a piece of cake? Do you think this topic is difficult? Nope, it isn't. It's a piece of cake. That means it's easy.
Do you think chemistry is a piece of cake? Nope, it isn't.

What is a piece of cake for you?

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When I was a child, I was the apple of my father's eye. He loved me very very much.

Tell me please, what is the food idiom here? Yay, the apple of one's eye.
What does it mean? It means that someone is very important to someone else. A person is adored by someone.

Who is the apple of your eye?
Who do you adore?

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My friend can't drink champagne right now. She has a bun in the oven.
Why can't my friend drink alcohol? Yes, she is pregnant, she is expecting a baby.

Do you have any friends who have buns in the oven? 

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I don't like Jane. She's a bad egg. Yesterday, she got into a fight in the street. And after that she ended up in prison.
What does a bad egg mean? Right. It's a person who is always in trouble.

Are you a bad egg?
Do you know anyone who is a bad egg?

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I had a job interview today. I thought my interviewer was just a manager, but he turned out to be a big cheese himself! I was very happy to talk to the boss of the company!
Who is a big cheese? Is it an ordinary person? Nope. It's a very important person – VIP.

Do you know any big cheeses?
Perhaps you are one of them yourself, huh?

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A computer and notebook are bread-and-butter for me. I can't live if I haven't got them, I'm simply lost, I don't know what to do without them.

Are computers and notebooks necessary for me, or do I feel okay without them?
Of course they are absolutely necessary! So bread-and-butter means 'very necessary' things.

What things are the bread and butter for you?

So now you know some food idioms.
Check out our other food idioms!
See you next time!