Food Idioms - 2 -

source: EnglishAnyone    2011年8月11日
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The Apple Of My Eye
To be the apple of someone's eye means to be liked very much!
My granddaughter is the apple of my eye.

A Couch Potato
A couch potato is a very lazy person.
My brother is such a couch potato. He just sits around watching TV all day.

A Piece Of Cake
A piece of cake is something that is done very easily.
This job is a piece of cake. All I have to do is push this button!

To Spill The Beans
To spill the beans means to reveal a secret.
Don't spill the beans to John about his surprise birthday party tomorrow!

Take Something With A Grain Of Salt
To take something with a grain of salt means to believe only part of something.
Max always exaggerates, so I always take everything he says with a grain of salt.

To Have A Bun In The Oven
To have a bun in the oven means to be pregnant. The bun is the baby and the oven is the mother's belly.
Jane won't be drinking beer anytime soon now that she has a bun in the oven.

To Butter Someone Up
To butter someone up means to be extra nice to them for personal benefit.
I got a dent in my dad's car, so I'll butter him up before I tell him about it.

One Smart Cookie
To be one smart cookie is to be very intelligent.
My daughter won first prize at the science fair. She is one smart cookie!