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Bring home the bacon: Food Idioms

Let's take a look at some food-related idioms that are used in everyday life. So, here we go!

🍏 To compare apples with/and oranges

It's used to say that two things are completely different and it is not sensible to compare them:
Example:
You can't compare the new marks to the previous years. It's apples and oranges.

🥧 To have a finger in every pie

to be involved in something, often when your involvement is not wanted.
Example:
I used to know the agent who had a finger in nearly every pie in show business.

🫘 To spill the beans

To reveal secret information unintentionally
Example:
So who spilled the beans about her affair with our boss?

👨🏻‍🍳 Too many cooks spoil the broth

It can be said when there are too many people involved in trying to do the same thing, so that the final result will not be good.
Examples:
I don't want you to employ too many people for this project. As we all know 'too many cooks spoil the broth'.

🥘 The gravy train

A position in which a person or group receives excessive and unjustified money or advantages with little or no effort
Examples:
The top executives were on the gravy train with their huge bonuses

🥓 To bring home the bacon

To supply material support
Examples:
I can't sit around all day - someone's got to bring home the bacon

🧈 Bread and butter

A person's livelihood or main source of income
Example:
Babysitting is her bread and butter right now.

🥮 To sell like hot cakes

Be sold quickly and in large quantities
Example:
The tickets are selling like hotcakes.

🧂To take smth with a pinch/a grain of salt

To not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true
Example:
You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate.

🍜 To use one’s noodle

To use your intelligence and intellectual ability, to think rationally and logically
Example:
Come on, Jack! I know you can figure this out. Use your noodle!

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