Idioms with Food Words

If you haven’t already, have a look at my last post about idioms, what they are, which to learn and how to learn them.

Can you guess the idiom from the following picture?

Is it a hill, mountain or path?

Is it made of fruit, cheese or beans?

Do you think it means:

a. Something that is very important?

b. Something of very little value?

The answers are at the bottom of this post.

We have lots of food-related idioms in English. Here are some more. Find out their meaning and try drawing them. Don’t forget to share your drawings with us!

  1. It’s a piece of cake.
  2. Take something with a grain of salt.
  3. Walk on eggshells
  4. To bite off more than you can chew.
  5. Eat your heart out!
  6. A couch potato
  7. To butter someone up
  8. To spill the beans
  9. To spill the tea
  10. To egg someone on.



A hill of beans = something of very little value e.g. ‘The problem didn’t amount to a hill of beans’.

Check out some idioms with ‘Time’ and idioms with Weather words.

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