There are many common English idioms to do with food. These examples will help you understand them.
- The icing on the Cake
The concert itself was great, but getting to meet the band was the icing on the cake .
- Have a lot on your plate
She’s got a lot on her plate, especially with the new project starting this week.
- Put all your eggs in one basket
She’s applying for several jobs because she doesn’t want to put all her eggs in one basket.
- Have bigger fish to fry
I hope she keeps this meeting short – we all have other fish to fry.
- Sweeten the pill
They sweetened the pill by increasing wages, although by slightly less than they raised prices.
- Take something with a pinch of salt
You have to take everything with a pinch of salt, because he tends to exaggerate.
- Spill the beans
Who spilled the beans about their divorce?
- Sell like hot cakes
This year’s festival tickets will sell like hot cakes.
- Get/ Have egg on your face
The latest scandal has left the Prime Minister with egg on his face.
- Eat humble pie
She had to eat humble pie when the rumours she was spreading were proved false.
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