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?