15 English Idioms Related to Food

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What can be more appropriate to enrich your vocabulary while learning English than knowing about different idioms and phrases? Idioms and phrases show how you are well versed with advanced English and can use them skillfully when required.

Join me now in this mesmerizing learning experience where idioms related to food are the prime focus of our discussion. While talking about the food-related idioms we will also talk about how we can use them in sentences of our own.

1. As sweet as honey:


Someone very kind, and possesses generosity in speech.

कोई ऐसा जो की बहुत दयालु हो और मीठे वचन बोलता हो।


The girl sounds as sweet as honey when she sings.

He pretends to sound as sweet as honey, but in reality, he is quite bitter at talks.

2. Cool as a Cucumber:


A person who is very calm and doesn’t take much stress.

ऐसा व्यक्ति जो की बहुत शांत रहता हो या ज्यादा तनाव में न रहता हो।


Even though the exams are hovering over our heads, Ram acts cool as a cucumber.

He has a very strong mind as he stays cool as a cucumber even when the toughest circumstances come his way.

3. Melt in one’s mouth:


Something quite delicious to eat. Often we use this for food items that are very soft and taste delicious when eaten.

कोई ऐसा व्यंजन जो बहुत स्वादिष्ट हो।


The sweets served in the desert melted in my mouth and increased my appetite.

I loved the ice cream, it melted in my mouth within seconds.

4. Cry over split milk:


To repent for some things which can not be corrected.

बिगड़े हुए चीजों पर रोना।


The failures in exams are lessons to correct your mistakes, instead of crying over split milk focus on correcting your mistakes.

The damage is already done, it is useless to cry over spilled milk.

5. Hard nut to crack:


A difficult task.

बहुत मुश्किल काम।


Learning C++ is a hard nut to crack.

Writing poems in English perfectly is a hard nut to crack for young writers.

6. Two Peas in a pod:


Two things that look alike.

दो चीज जब एक जैसे दिखते हो।


The dress you guys bought looks like two Peas in a pod.

The twins always look like two Peas in a pod.

7. Half baked:


Which is not thought of properly.

सही से ना सोचा हुआ प्लान।


I think this is a half-baked plan, we need to move on with something else.

Don’t plan half-baked strategies or we cannot use them in real-time.

8. Piece of cake:


Quite easy.


बहुत आसान काम।

Changing the stepney of the car is a piece of cake for mechanics.

Writing 100 words Daily is a piece of cake for all content writers.

9. Cup of tea:


Something one is not interested in or one doesn’t like.

ऐसा काम जो किसी को पसंद न हो या उससे करना उन्हें अच्छा नहीं लगता हो।


Sitting for 8 hours and studying for exams is not my cup of tea.

Driving a car in the most crowded place is not my cup of tea.

10. In a nutshell:


To summarize something.

संचेप्त में, कम शब्दों में।


In a nutshell, we had a very good time in Goa.

In a nutshell, the story we read in the class was quite interesting and full of many climaxes.

11. Sell like hot cakes:


Something which is sold out quite quickly.

ऐसे चीज जो मार्केट से बहुत जल्दी जल्दी बिक रही हो।


The new iPhone which was recently launched is selling like hot cakes in the market.

The new variant of the Toyota Fortuner is selling hot cakes from the showroom.

12. Sweet Tooth:


To favor eating sweet dishes.

ऐसे लोग जिन्हें मीठा खाना बेहद पसंद हो।


He has a sweet tooth, he can eat all kinds of sweets served to him.

Too many sweets after the meal have transformed him into a sweet tooth person.

13. Bear Fruits:


To give favorable results.

अच्छा फल मिलना।


The intense efforts he put into practice bore fruits as he won gold in the Olympics.

Hard work always bears good fruits and makes you successful.

14. Compare Apple and Oranges:


To compare two different things.

किसी दो बहुत अलग चीजों की तुलना करना।


Talking about Mercedes and Tesla is like comparing apples and oranges.

Matching food served in North India to the one served in South India is like comparing apples and oranges.

15. Take with a pinch of salt:


To not take things seriously, not believe in everything which is being told.

किसी भी बात को ध्यान न देना, हार बात को सच न मानना।


Most of the news shown on the TV channels is not quite true, take it with a pinch of salt.

Don’t rely on the promises made by political parties during elections, take it with a pinch of salt.

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