Идиомы на тему Food
take (something) with a grain of salt
относиться к чему-либо недоверчиво, скептическиMy 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 жизниThat'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'.
важная персона, босс, лидер"Who is the top banana in your organization?"
toss a salad
заправить салатI 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 удовольствиемThere 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 картыThey were enjoying themselves at the party until Kelly came and upset the applecart.
variety is the spice of life
разнообразие придаёт остроту жизниIt is true that variety is the spice of life and people enjoy doing different things in their spare time.
walk on eggs
быть очень осторожнымI must walk on eggs if I want to comply with the requirements of my job.
whet (someone's) appetite
возбудить чей-либо интерес, заинтересоватьI read an article about healthy foods, and it whetted my appetite for more information about the issue.
wine and dine (someone)
щедро угощать кого-либоWhen Tom's relatives come on a visit, he has to wine and dine them.
worth one's salt
стоить затраченных денег или уваженияWhen 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."