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Παρασκευή, 21 Μαρτίου 2014

FOOD IDIOMS

Idioms with “bread”

As warm as toast – very warm and cozy. Example: “The office is always lovely and as warm as toast in the winter”
Bread and butter – someone’s income or job used to buy the basic needs of life like food, shelter and clothing. Example: “In this recession, we are all worried about where to get our bread and butter”
Greatest thing since sliced bread – the greatest thing that has ever existed. Example: “My grandmother believes that the washing machine is the greatest thing since sliced bread”
Half a loaf is better than none – having a little bit of something is better than having nothing at all. Example: “I work part time, but I guess having half a loaf is better than no job”
Half-baked – to not be thought through carefully. Example: “His business ideas are always half-baked, they don’t make financial sense”
Know which side one’s bread is buttered on – to know what is good for you. Example: “Just make sure you know which side your bread is buttered on before you meet with your boss”


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Idioms with “soup”

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As easy as duck soup – very easy. Example: “It was as easy as duck soup to find the party”
As thick as pea soup – very thick. We use this to describe fog as well as liquids. Example: “The fog was as thick as pea soup, it was very hard to see where the car was going”
Everything from soup to nuts – everything you can think of. Example: “My parents bought everything, from soup to nuts, for the Christmas holiday”
In the soup – in serious trouble, in a bad situation. Example: “My best friend is in the soup: she cheated during her final exams”
To soup something up – to make something faster or more powerful. Example: “John is obsessed with cars and just souped his up like Pimp my Drive”
Too many cooks spoil the broth – too many people trying to do the same thing will cause problems. Example: “Four people working on the same graphic design won’t work, too many cooks spoil the broth”    




baby-chick-and-an-eggIdioms with “egg”

To be a bad egg – to be a bad person. Example: “The man that owns the fruit shop is a bad egg, he’s always trying to rip people off”
*to rip people off: to steal from or cheat (someone).
To egg someone on – to encourage someone to do something, usually bad or wrong or dangerous. Example: “All the boys egged Peter on to steal some beer from the shop”
To be a good egg – to be a good person. Example: “Everyone loves Raymond, he’s a good egg and is always helping people”
To have egg on one’s face – to be embarrassed by an error committed. Example: “Sarah has egg on her face since everyone knows she was lying to her best friend”
To put all one’s eggs in one basket – to risk everything at once. Example: “Don’t invest in just one company, that’s putting all your eggs in one basket. If the company fails, you will lose all your money'
To teach one’s grandmother to suck eggs – to try to tell someone who has more knowledge that you how to do something. Example: “Don’t tell Lisa how to cook, she’s a chef. It’s like teaching your grandmother how to suck eggs”
To walk on eggshells – to be very cautious and careful around someone so that they don’t get angry. Example: “My boss is always in a terrible mood. Whenever I’m around him, I’m walking on eggshells”


from: http://www.abaenglish.com/blog

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