Food Expressions 英会話・英語 アミック


Everyone loves to talk about food. Favorite foods, unusual foods, local foods, and more!

Today, let’s take a look at some idioms and sayings that use different foods.


1. “Piece of cake”

You may have heard this common expression before. When we say that something is a ‘piece of cake’, we mean that it is very easy!

Example: That test was a piece of cake! I got 100% and I didn’t even study!


2. “Cool as a cucumber”

This expression is used to describe someone who acts very calm and unbothered.

Example: My brother isn’t afraid of anything. We went to a haunted house, and he was as cool as a cucumber the whole time!


3. “Two peas in a pod”

A pea ‘pod’ is the long green shell that holds the growing peas. When we say that two people are like ‘two peas in a pod’, we mean that they are very similar.

Example: Sara and I love all the same music and movies and even play the same sports. We’re like two peas in a pod!


4. “Go bananas”

In addition to being a delicious yellow fruit, ‘bananas’ can sometimes be used to mean ‘crazy’. So ‘going bananas’ is the same as acting very crazy or showing strong emotion. 

Example: When our team won the championship game, the whole crowd went bananas!


5. “In a pickle”

When you’re ‘in a pickle’, it means that you’re in trouble or in a difficult situation.

Example: I’m in a real pickle— I told my girlfriend we would go to the movies on Friday, but I also promised my friend we would go to a concert that day! What should I do?


These are only a few of the many expressions that use different foods. Can you think of any others?



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