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Eat and be merry! - Food Idioms

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Christmas is the time to spend with your loved ones, feel the magic around the streets and of course, eating and drinking! Every supermarket in the city is stocked up with tempting sweets, mouth-watering delicacies and traditional dishes for all of us to enjoy in these festive periods.

 Just imagine your family Christmas lunch with all your favourite food… feeling hungry?

I am always up for food so today; I’m mixing up my two favourite subjects: food and idioms! Here we go with 5 of my favourite idioms related to food…a piece of cake!

To be the apple of someone’s eye

Who does not love an apple? What’s more, who doesn’t love a perfect, crunchy, cute apple? This is what your parents, grandparents and relatives think about you. Every family has a favourite, don’t you want to be the one and get the best portion of the Christmas pudding? When you adore someone, this is your line to use.
“My granddaughter Lila is the apple of my eye”

A piece of cake

Did I mention cake??? Yes, I did. Eating cake is easy, everybody loves it, and even some people enjoy baking them. When you believe something is easy to do, using this idiom will even highlight it more.
“I’m not worried about my English test results. It was a piece of cake.”

To go bananas

This is, without a doubt, one of my favourites (and most of my students too). It doesn’t mean we have suddenly become monkeys and have a passion for this yellow fruit, but that we are doing something slightly crazy.
“Did you go out in this weather? You must have gone bananas!”

Bread and butter

It is not only a simple breakfast, but referring to something as bread and butter means that is a basic thing you need to survive like food, water or shelter. It can also be used to refer to your job, what you do for a living.
“Working at this company is my bread and butter”

Not my cup of tea

Are you not a huge fan of our beloved drink? Do you have different musical tastes than your other friends? Use this idiom when you want to talk about something that is not your favourite, it is mostly used with the verb in negative.
“Classical music is not my cup of tea. I prefer pop music”


I hope I have made you hungry for more and you want to use these idioms in all your Christmas parties!

Do you have more suggestions or other idioms you have heard? Comment below and discuss with other visitors to the weblog!