Презентация "Food Idioms"
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To cut the mustard
to eat one’s words
- to publicly admit that something you said was wrong.
- I told my boss that I would soon quit my job but later I had to eat my words and tell him that I wanted to stay.
briefly, in a few words
- briefly, in a few words
- We went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.
to salt away
- to save or gather money or some other item
- I am salting away much money from my new job.
to spill the beans
- to reveal the truth or a secret
- On Monday, I'm going to spill the beans about my travel plans.
to chew the fat
- to chat with someone
- We stayed up late last night chewing the fat about our university days.
to use one’s noodle
- to use one’s brain
- You're going to have to really use your noodle on this crossword puzzle. It's an extra difficult one.
one smart cookie
- a very intelligent person
- Your daughter is one smart cookie. She reads much higher than her grade level.
milk someone for something
- to pressure someone into giving information or money
- The man was trying to milk the elderly lady for much of her money.
to wine and dine
- to treat someone to an expensive meal, to entertain someone in a lavish manner
- My uncle often has to wine and dine his important business clients.
to eat one's heart out
- to be envious of someone or something
- I ate my heart out when I saw my friend's new bicycle.
To cut the mustard
- to succeed, to do adequately what needs to be done
- Example: The young man was not able to cut the mustard and he had to leave the army after only a year.
To hit the sauce
- to drink alcohol regularly
- Example: I think that my neighbor began to hit the sauce after her husband lost his job.
To be souped up
- to be made more powerful or stylish
- Example: The car was souped up with shiny rims and a loud stereo.
Pie in the sky
- an idea or plan that you think will never happen
- Example: My cousin’s plans are usually pie in the sky and will never happen.
To have a bun in the oven
- to be pregnant
- Example: I don’t think Jan will come to the bar because she has a bun in the oven.
To egg someone on
- to urge someone to do something
- Example: The two boys kept throwing stones because the other children were egging them on.
To be full of beans
- to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm
- Example: I’ve never met anyone so full of beans before breakfast.
- a small amount of hair growth
- Example: Mike wants to learn how to shave because he grew some peach fuzz on his chin.
To eat crow
- to admit that one is mistaken or defeated, to take back a mistaken statement
- Example: I was forced to eat crow and apologize for the things that I said about my coworker.
To cook someone’s goose
- to damage or ruin something
- Example: I think that I cooked my goose when I made a mistake at work today.
Please do not (tell anyone) about my plans to get married next year.
- hit the sauce
- get egg on your face
- spill the beans
- eat humble pie
I stopped to (chat) with an old friend on my way to work this morning.
- chew the fat
- eat my words
- cut the mustard
- cry over spilt milk
Our boss told everyone that they could have a holiday next week but he later had to (retract what he had said) and cancel it.
- make his mouth water
- eat his words
- polish the apple
- take it with a grain of salt
I explained (briefly) what my friend needed to know but he still was not satisified.
- in a nutshell
- out of the frying pan and into the fire
- in the soup
- as cool as a cucumber
I worked all summer and was able to (save) a lot of money to go back to school.
- butter up
- egg on
- take with a grain of salt
- salt away
- The kids were … … … (very energetic) after the circus.
- Except for a bit of … … the baby came out bald.
- We had to … our friends on before they would come swimming with us.
- I just found out Anne has a … … … … . I wonder if it’s a boy or a girl.
- Our neighbor has a lot of stress and recently she has begun to … … … .
- My friend was told he was not able to … … … and could not join the football team again this year.
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