Aloha, fellas! Tonight I’d like to share some useful food idioms. Stay tuned!
1. Big Cheese
Meaning: someone important; a leader.
You should listen to Mrs. Mosby. She’s a big cheese in this company.
2. Couch Potato
Meaning: someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching TV.
I can’t wait for summer holiday so I can be a couch potato all day long.
3. Duck Soup
Meaning: a task that does not require much effort.
The assignment was like a duck soup to me. I finished it in a blink of an eye.
4. In a Nutshell
Meaning: to describe something very briefly.
This is a very good book. It tells us about entrepreneurship in a nutshell.
5. Cut the Mustard
Meaning: to succeed, to do adequately what needs to be done.
If she can’t cut the mustard, we’ll have to find someone else to replace her.
6. Pie in the Sky
Meaning: an idea or plan that you think will never happen.
His dream to be an astronaut is just a pie in the sky.
7. Small Potatoes
Meaning: something or someone insignificant.
The money of this contract is small potatoes. But, small potatoes are better than no potato at all.
8. Have Egg on (someone`s) Face
Meaning: to seem stupid; to be embarrassed by something someone has done.
Her presentation was terrible. She’s really got egg on her face!
It’s a wrap, fellas. See you on another session!
Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on May 7, 2016