Идиомы на тему Food

  • take (something) with a grain of salt
    относиться к чему-либо недоверчиво, скептически
    My friend is an imaginative person, and I always take everything he says with a grain of salt.
  • take the cake
    превзойти самого себя (в лучшую или худшую сторону)
    Edna was extremely cordial. Her friendliness took the cake.
  • that's the way the cookie crumbles
    такова жизнь, вот как всё происходит в жизни
    That's the way the cookie crumbles, I thought when I understood that I would not be able to afford a new car.
  • there is no such thing as a free lunch
    бесплатно ничего не получишь, "бесплатный сыр только в мышеловке"
    I have to work hard to succeed because I know there is no such thing as a free lunch.
  • too many cooks spoil the broth/stew
    Когда за дело берутся слишком много людей, ничего хорошего не выходит. У семи нянек дитя без глазу. (посл.)
    "I don't want you to employ too many people to work at the project. As you know 'too many cooks spoil the broth'.
  • top banana
    важная персона, босс, лидер
    "Who is the top banana in your organization?"
  • toss a salad
    заправить салат
    I tossed the salad and we sat down to dinner.
  • tub of lard
    очень толстый человек, "жиртрест"
    Tim complained to his mother that the boys in his class called him a tub of lard.
  • tuck into (something)
    есть что-либо с удовольствием
    There were a lot of tasty things on the table and the children tucked into their dinner as soon as they sat down.
  • upset the applecart
    нарушить планы, спутать все карты
    They were enjoying themselves at the party until Kelly came and upset the applecart.
  • variety is the spice of life
    разнообразие придаёт остроту жизни
    It is true that variety is the spice of life and people enjoy doing different things in their spare time.
  • walk on eggs
    быть очень осторожным
    I must walk on eggs if I want to comply with the requirements of my job.
  • whet (someone's) appetite
    возбудить чей-либо интерес, заинтересовать
    I read an article about healthy foods, and it whetted my appetite for more information about the issue.
  • wine and dine (someone)
    щедро угощать кого-либо
    When Tom's relatives come on a visit, he has to wine and dine them.
  • worth one's salt
    стоить затраченных денег или уважения
    When the baseball team lost two games in succession, people felt that the coach was hardly worth his salt.
  • you can't make an omelet without breaking the eggs
    нельзя добиться чего-либо без труда, лес рубят, щепки летят (посл.)
    "You can't make an omelet without breaking the eggs and you might cause problems if you decide to quit your job."