Common Food Phrases and Idioms

Do you want to see a list of food phrases? Look down below! Yes, here you will find common phrases and idioms that are related to fooddrinks, and eating. You can see the meaning of each one right underneath the saying.

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A List of Common Food Phrases & Idioms

A Piece of Cake
An activity or task that is simple to do, requiring little effort.

An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away
Eating fruits, vegetables or other healthy foods can help to improve one’s health and thus keep the doctor away.

Bigger Fish To Fry
Having other, more important matters to deal with; having other problems that require attention.

Cut The Mustard
Meeting the required standards; filling expectations.

Driving Me Nuts
If someone says: “You’re driving me nuts!” It means they are very annoyed.

Easy As Pie
This phrase means something is very easy to do. (Assembling this office chair was no trouble at all, it was as easy as pie.)

Eat My Dust
People use this phrase when they are confident that they will outrun or outdo another person at something.

Eat My Hat
Having confidence in a certain outcome. (I’ll eat my hat if the Bobcats lose tomorrow’s game.)

Finger Lickin’ Good
Good tasting food; delicious. (The fudge you made for dessert was finger lickin’ good.)

How Do You Like Them Apples?
This is another way of saying: “How’d you like that?”

Icing On The Cake
An addition to something that is unnecessary, but it’s nice that it is there.

If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen
If the circumstances of a situation are too much for someone to handle, they should probably leave.

In a Pickle
A common phrase people use when they are in a precarious situation; being in a tough spot.

Quit Cold Turkey
Quitting an unhealthy habit immediately, right then and there.

Spill The Beans
To reveal secret information. (Drew spilled the beans about where you hid the mint chocolate cookies.)

Stick a Fork In It
Someone or something that is exhausted or finished. (Ron is out cold in bed. Stick a fork in him, he’s done.)

Take It With a Grain of Salt
To take something lightly; not too seriously.

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree
This phrase refers to children who act like their parents.

Two Peas In a Pod
An idiom meaning two people are similar in how they look or in what they like to do.

What Am I, Chopped Liver
Someone who feels their opinion is being given less consideration than somebody else.

You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
When a person wants two things, but they can’t because those two things conflict with each other.

Drink Sayings

Cry Over Spilled Milk
It’s pointless to worry about things that have already happened and thus are unable to be changed.

Cup of Joe
This is a nickname for coffee. (Since you’re up early, would you like a cup of joe to start your day?)

Milk (Something) For All It’s Worth
Taking full advantage of a situation, perhaps even excessively so.

Not My Cup Of Tea
Something that is not to one’s liking. (Pineapple on pizza is not my cup of tea.)

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