Phrases related with Food & Drink
- Adam’s ale – water. Example: Demons drink human blood as if it’s their Adam’s ale.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away – eating nutritious food can keep you healthier.
- Apple pie order – perfect order or neatness. Example: Everything was in apple-pie order before the children came for the party.
- As cool as a cucumber – untroubled by heat or exertion. Example: She was as cool as a cucumber before receiving the insulting remarks made by a colleague.
- As easy as pie – very easy. Example: To complete any research work is as easy as pie for her.
- Baker’s dozen – a set of thirteen. Example: On the occasion of his thirteenth birthday, he received a packet having Baker’s dozen.
- Bean counter – someone who emphasizes on controlling expenditure & budgets. Example: Though Mrs. Narula never spends much money still bean counters of her family keep passing her remarks on her expenses.
- Below the salt – common or lowly. Example: She doesn’t wear clothes below the salt.
- Booze cruise – to drink and drive heavily with other people. Example: Beware! It’s a booze cruise. They may harm you.
- Bun in the oven – pregnant. Example: She was left by her husband when she had a bun in the oven.
- Curry favour – to attempt to gain favour by courtesy or flattery. Example: She gets increment through curry favour.
- Drink like a fish – drink excessive amount of alcohol. Example: She drinks like a fish in every office party.
- Egg on – incite or provoke. Example: It has been a pattern, they harass her and then egg her on to say something against them so as to prove that she is bad.
- Hard cheese – bad luck or hard luck. Example: Despite continual efforts, sometimes I find myself in hard cheese.
- In a pickle – to be in a difficult situation or position. Example: He found himself in pickle as his own advocate betrayed him.
- Jam tomorrow – a good thing which is promised, but rarely materializes. Example: The minister’s plan for electricity supply in villages in nothing but a jam tomorrow.
- Salad days – when one is young and inexperienced. Example: If you work hard and keep learning during your salad days then life would be wonderful in middle age.
- Say cheese – when a photographer or someone asks someone to smile. Example: He was looking sad so I picked the camera and shouted at him “Say Cheese”.
- Spill the beans – reveal secret information unintentionally. Example: Never spill the beans about your office information.
- Square meal – a satisfying and balanced meal. To be healthy we must take three square meals a day.
- Take with the pinch of salt – to view something with doubt and not too seriously. Example: Her words and opinions are always taken with a pinch of salt as everyone takes her for granted.
- Tea leaf – thief. Example: He did not steal anything from his office, but everyone believes that he is a tea leaf.
- Bread of life – a source of spiritual nourishment. Example: Now-a-days having a spiritual guide means having a bread of life.
- Worth one’s salt – good or competent at the profession. Example: A teacher worth her salt can make students score well.
Written by Monica