Food and more


lascpol
lascpol

lascpol
Hello again!
This is a little project for you to do concerning food. There are a lot of expressions in the English language relating to food. Can you think of any?

Example: How would you describe someone who one likes/loves more than other people? (Clue: apple)
Answer: She is the apple of her mother’s eye.
I am waiting for your suggestions!
Stefanos.
Stefanos.

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Stefanos.
1.(have a) bun in the oven=be pregnant e.g.Yesterday, my aunt told me that she has a bun in the oven.
2.bread and butter=the main thing
e.g.I just want you to tell me the bread and butter of this article.
3.carrot top=person with red or orange hair
e.g.Mandy is the only carrot top I know.
4.nuts about sb/sth=like a lot
e.g.I'm nuts about pop music.
5.bring home the bacon=earn the income
e.g.My parents are those who bring home the bacon.
lascpol
lascpol

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lascpol
Well done, Stefanos!
Great job!
martsela
martsela

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martsela
MARCELA
1.carrot and stick
MEANING: promising to reward or punish someone at the same time
EXAMPLE:
The government took a carrot and stick approach to the people who were illegally protesting against the construction of the dam.

2.bring home the bacon
MEANING: earn your family’s living
EXAMPLE:
Recently he has been working very hard trying to bring home the bacon. He has no time to do anything else.

3.couch potato
MEANING: a very lazy person
EXAMPLE:He is a real couch potato and just sits around watching TV and staying indoors all day.

4.cry over spilt milk
MEANING: cry or complain about something that has already happened
EXAMPLE:Don’t cry over spilt milk. The past is past and you can’t do anything to change it.

5.eat crow
MEANING: admit one is mistaken or defeated, take back a mistaken statement
EXAMPLE:I was forced to eat crow and had to apologize for the mistake that I made about the restructuring of our company.

6.finger in the pie
MEANING: participate in something that is happening
EXAMPLE:He always tries to keep his finger in the pie so that he can control everything.
elenh
elenh

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elenh

1)as flat as a pancake=very flat
e.g.The child's toy was as flat as pancake after the car drove over it
2)as red as a cherry=bright red
e.g.My new sweater is as red as a cherry
3)as hungry as a bear=very hungry
e.g.I was as hungry as a bear when I returned from school
4)as warm as toast=very warm and cozy
e.g.Our house was as warm as toast
5)hit the sauce=drink alcohol regularly
e.g.He began to hit the sauce after his wife death
g1aNnHC
g1aNnHC

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g1aNnHC
1)as easy as apple pie=very easy
e.g. The test that I wrote yesterday was as easy as apple pie.
2)full of beans=full of energy
e.g. I am full of beans today and I can't stop talking.
3)buy a lemon=buy something useless or defective
e.g. Our neighbors bought a lemon.They don't need a new car because they bought one last year.
4)lay an egg=give a bad performance of something
e.g. Madonna laid an egg during her concert last night.
5)as busy as popcorn on a skillet=very active
e.g. I was as busy as popcorn on a skillet yesterday because I was studying Maths.
g1aNnHC
g1aNnHC

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g1aNnHC
1)as easy as apple pie=very easy
e.g. The test that I wrote yesterday was as easy as apple pie.
2)full of beans=full of energy
e.g. I am full of beans today and I can't stop talking.
3)buy a lemon=buy something useless or defective
e.g. Our neighbors bought a lemon.They don't need a new car because they bought one last year.
4)lay an egg=give a bad performance of something
e.g. Madonna laid an egg during her concert last night.
5)as busy as popcorn on a skillet=very active
e.g. I was as busy as popcorn on a skillet when my mum came home.

*The first message has some mistakes.
mariannabm
mariannabm

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mariannabm
1)as black as a skillet=very black
ex.The little boy's feet were as black as skillet.

2)as busy as popcornon a skillet=very active
ex.The children were as busy as a popcornon a skillet when the teacher entered the classroom.

3)as cool as a cucumber=to be clam,to be not nervousor anxious.
ex.The man is as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything.

4)as easy as apple pie=very easy
ex.The test that I wrote yesterday was as easy as apple pie.

5)as easy as duck soup=very easy
ex.very eIt was as easy as duck soup to find the book that I wanted in the library.

6)as flat as a pancake=very flat
ex.The child's toy was as flat as a pancake after the car drove over it.

7)as hungry as a bear=very hungry
ex.I was as hungry as a bear when I returned home from work yesterday.

8)as nutty as a fruitcake=silly,crazy
ex.The man in the supermarket was as nutty as a fruitcake.
themis5
themis5

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themis5
#1
  • bread and butter -> basic needs of life (food,shelter,clothing)
  • e.g: The voters are worried about bread and butter issues like jobs and taxes.

#2
  • couch potato -> a very lazy person
  • e.g: He is a real couch potato and just sits around watching TV and staying indoors all day.

#3
  • nutty as a fruitcake -> crazy
  • e.g: He is a very nice man but he acts strange sometimes and I often think that he is as nutty as a fruitcake.

#4
  • worth one’s salt -> being a good worker, worth what one is paid
  • e.g: He has only been working here for a month but over and over he has proved that he is worth his salt.

#5
  • polish the apple -> flatter someone
  • e.g: Nobody likes her because she is always trying to polish the apple with her teacher.

#6
  • take with a grain of salt -> accept or believe only part of something
  • e.g: You should take everything that he says with a grain of salt as everyone knows that he likes to exaggerate things when he is speaking.

#7
  • gravy train -> a job or work that pays more than it is worth
  • e.g: For many years his job was a real gravy train but now the company has become very strict and will not pay overtime.

#8
  • in the soup -> in serious trouble, in disorder
  • e.g: She is really in the soup now. She told her boss that she was sick but he saw her downtown shopping.

#9
  • half-baked -> not thought out or studied carefully
  • e.g: He has a half-baked idea about starting a new business but most of us think that it will fail.

#10
  • souped up -> change something to make it faster or more powerful by changing or adding something
  • e.g: The new car that his neighbor bought is a souped up model of the one that he had last year.
faioula
faioula

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faioula
1. as black as a skillet= very black
e.g. The little boy's feet were as black as a skillet.

2. as busy as a popcorn on a skillet= very active
e.g. The children were as busy as popcorn on a skillet when the teacher entered the classroom.

3. as cool as a cucumber= to be calm, to be not nervous or anxious
e.g. The man is as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything

4. as easy as apple pie= as easy as duck soup= very easy
e.g. The test that I wrote yesterday was as easy as apple pie
e.g.It was as easy as duck soup to find the book that I wanted in the library.

5. cream of the crop= the best of a group, the top choice
e.g. Our company is always able to hire the cream of the crop of university graduates.

6. make hamburger out of (someone or something)= to beat up or destroy someone or something
e.g. The big dog made hamburger out of the small dog.

7. top banana= the person who is the boss or the top person in a group or organization
e.g. The famous actor in the movie was the top banana in the story.

8. rotten apple= a bad person
e.g. Sometimes there is one person who is a rotten apple in a group of people

9. full of beans= feeling energetic, in high spirits
e.g. My aunt is full of beans tonight and she does not want to stop talking.

10. spill the beans= to tell a secret to someone who is not supposed to know about it
e.g. "Please do not spill the beans about my plans to return to school next year."

11. as warm as toast= very warm and cozy
e.g. Our house was as warm as toast when we came in from the rain.

12. a slice of the cake= a share of something (money etc.)
e.g. The government wants a slice of the cake from the new casinos

13.coffee break= a break from work to rest and drink coffee or tea
e.g. We usually have a coffee break every morning at 10 o`clock.

14. (not one's) cup of tea= something that one does not enjoy or do well (usually used in the negative)
e.g. Going to art galleries is not my cup of tea so I think that I will stay home this evening.

15. small potatoes= something that is not very big or important compared with other things or people
e.g. The amount of money for the stadium is small potatoes compared to the total cost of the Olympics.
lascpol
lascpol

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lascpol
It has been wonderful to read your posts!
Piece of cake for all of you, I'm sure! Congratulations, you've made me really happy.

Now I would like you to write a story using the aforementioned expressions (not all of them,just choose any you like).
I am looking forward to reading your work again!

PS. You seem to be computer experts!!! You certainly have my appreciation!
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