Hey ho, fellas! Here are some common idioms based on food.
- bad egg | meaning: a person who is often in trouble.
- Example: Jason is the bad egg in the class. I feel sorry for him.
- cream of the crop | meaning: the best.
- Example: Mr. Clyde is the cream of the crop in this retail business.
- cup of joe | meaning: cup of coffee.
- Example: My brain doesn’t work well until I have a cup of joe.
- hot potato | meaning: a controversial or difficult subject.
- Example: The election is a hot potato among our country at the moment.
- out to lunch | meaning: crazy or mad.
- Example: Daniel has been out to lunch ever since his girlfriend dumped him.
- souped up | meaning: made more powerful or stylish.
- Example: Barry thought his souped-up car would attract girls.
- use your noodle | meaning: use your brain.
- Example: You have to use your noodle if you want to pass chemistry test.
- butter someone up | meaning: To flatter someone to try to get their favor or friendship.
- Example: Sara has been buttering up her boss to get a promotion.
8 idioms for today: bad egg, cream of the crop, cup of joe, hot potato, out to lunch, souped up, use your noodle,butter someone up.
Try making a sentence with one of the eight idioms. C’mon, don’t be shy… ;)
Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 16 March, 2016