Five Fun Idioms!

Idioms are a fun way to spice up how we express ourselves. They are used a lot by English speakers and, though they may not make sense, once you learn them, they can help you sound more native.

Here are five food/drink idioms commonly used by English speakers.

ℕ𝕠π•₯ π•žπ•ͺ 𝕔𝕦𝕑 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕖𝕒. – Something isn’t to your liking or of interest to you. For example: Rock music is absolutely not my cup of tea.

𝔸 π•‘π•šπ•–π•”π•– 𝕠𝕗 π•”π•’π•œπ•– – Used to describe something you find easy. For example: The maths homework was a piece of cake.

β„‚π• π•žπ•‘π•’π•£π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕒𝕑𝕑𝕝𝕖𝕀 π•₯𝕠 π• π•£π•’π•Ÿπ•˜π•–π•€ – Comparing two things that cannot be compared because they’re very different. For example: You’re comparing apple to oranges. Me and my sister have no similarities.

𝕐𝕠𝕦 π•”π•’π•Ÿ’π•₯ 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 π•”π•’π•œπ•– π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕖𝕒π•₯ π•šπ•₯ π•₯𝕠𝕠 – You can’t have everything. For example: Getting good grades without studying is pretty impossible. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

π•‹π•’π•œπ•– π•šπ•₯ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 𝕒 π•‘π•šπ•Ÿπ•”π•™ 𝕠𝕗 𝕀𝕒𝕝π•₯ – Don’t take something seriously because it may be untrue or when someone has the tendency to exaggerate. For example: I took it with a pinch of salt when Lisa told me she was mad, she always exaggerates things.

I hope you found this useful. Be sure to try and add these to your next English conversation.

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