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FOOD IDIOMS

TO BE THE ICING ON THE CAKE: (can be +or-) *ser la guinda del pastel
Or: To make things worse/on top of that:
la gota que colma el vaso. BREAD& BUTER: It something is your bread & butter it
means that is the way you earn money to live
BREADWINNER: is the person who earn the money that a family needs for essential
things
BRING HOME THE BACON: breadwinner: ser el sustento familiar.
TO BE BEARING FRUITS: the positive results you expect from your (hard) work (our work
is giving us good results)
HAVE A FINGER IN EVERY PIE: want to be everywhere at the same time ( estar en misa
y repicando)
YOU CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT: The same meaning of the last one
BE/GO NUTS: BE/ GO MAD: Salirse de sus casillas
A STORM IN A TEA CUP: to exaggerate; hacer una montaa de un grano de arena
ITS NOT MY CUP OF TEA: no es de mi agrado, no es lo que ms me gusta.
AS DIFFERENT AS CHALCK AND CHEESE= AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND DAY
TO BE A HOT POTATO: ser un marrn
A PIECE OF CAKE: pan comido
THE APPLE OF SOMEONES EYE: ser el favorito.
CUT THE MUSTARD: dar la talla, estar a la altura
TO EAT HUMBLE PIE: morder el polvo
SELL LIKE HOT CAKES: venderse como churros
WHATS EATING YOU? Qu te preocupa?, qu rumies?
SPILL THE BEANS : descubrir el pastel
APPETITE
Look at these cakes! They are making my mouth water : se me hace la boca agua
She loves French patisseries. She definitely has a sweet tooth : ser goloso
Movie trailers are used to whet your appetite and want to go to see the film :
despertar el apetito

This trophy is the icing on the cake for Julie who has had a great year as a tennis
player:
You cant have your cake and eat it: you cant have it all;
SWEET AND SOUR
The argument with Jan left a sour taste in my mouth : dejar un sabor agridulce
Im going to finish this project to the bitter end Cueste lo que cueste
SPECIFIC FOOD
Youll have an egg in your face if your plan doesnt work. Quedar en ridiculo
I just love my new MP3 player! Its the best thing since slice bread! El mejor
invento del siglo
Taxi driving is his bread and butter though he also writes poetry. Lo que le da de
comer
At last our work is bearing fruit . dar frutos
IN THE SUPERMARKET
Flavour of the month actress, Becci Carr, stars tonights TV drama. Lo mejor del
mes
This yogurt is passed

caducado

I feel as if Ive passed my sell-by date como si me hubiera pasado la fecha de


caducidad
Bathered
Thriving
Bread crumbs
Studgy
Pinch
Elaborate
To have a go of sth
To go on strike
Organic food
Health hazard
Staple food
Food shortage
Overeating
Famine
Hunger
G.M. Food
Starvation
Go on a diet
Lose weight
Put on weight

Rebozado
Prspero, very busy and successful
Pan rallado
Contundente
Una pizca de..
Elaborado, elaborar, desarrolar
Probar algo
Hacer huelga
Peligro para la salud
Productos bsicos
Falta de comida
Comida excesiva
Hambruna
Hambre
Transgenicos
Estar muerto de hambre
Estar a dieta
Perder peso
Ganar peso

There is no accounting for


A taste acquired
To be in bad taste
To leave a bad/nasty taste in the
mouth
Of her own medicine
Poor taste
Tastefully
Tasty
Tasteless
To acquire or develop a taste for
n
Crave
Linger
Sour-sweet
Taste buds
Rose buds
To make ends meet

Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito


Un gusto adquirido
Ser de mal gusto
Dejar mal sabor de boca
Pagar con la misma moneda
Ser de mal gusto
Con buen gusto
Sabroso, apetitoso
Inspido
Tomarle gusto a algo
Tener antojo de ..(+ food)
Persistir
Agridulce
Papillas gustativas
Capullo de rosa
Hacer llegar o alcanzar el dinero