8 Funny Idioms About Food with Examples and Explanations

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8 Funny Idioms About Food with Examples and Explanations

Post  Vincent Law on Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:59 am


1. “Egghead” – a very studious person, intellectually gifted in the field of academics, a very intelligent person

- "I think Jane will do well in her finals. She has always been a kind of egghead from elementary school all the way through college."


2. “Big cheese” – an important and influential person

- "Do you know Peter? He’s a big cheese at the company, he may help you to get a good job there."


3. “Couch potato” - a very lazy person who watches too much TV

- "My uncle is a couch potato, you never see him without the remote control in his hand."


4. “Tough cookie” – a very determined person, durable and robust person, a person who is difficult to deal with

- "There is a tough cookie on the phone, he insists to talk to the manager, shall I put him through?"


5. “Top banana” – leader, boss, the chief person in a group, the head of a project

- "I don’t know when we’ll finish, ask Jack, he’s the top banana here."


6. “Bad apple” – troublemaker, criminal

- "He’s a real bad apple. If I were you, I wouldn’t let my daughter go out with him."


7. “Sour grapes” – pretending to dislike something that you can’t have

- "The losers say they don’t mind that they couldn’t win the cup, but I’m sure this is only sour grapes."


8. “Lemon law” – an American law that protects those who buy defective cars or other consumer goods

- "Unfortunately, his new car had an engine defect, but he received a complete refund in accordance with the lemon law."

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