英会話のコツ:Food Idioms

 
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  • In a nutshell - An explanation, short description or story is given with very little words that can fit into a nut shell
  • In a nutshell we will have to eat out less to save money.
     
  • spill the beans - divulge secrets, important information
  • John finally spilled the beans and told us his plans.
     
  • easy as pie - something that is really easy to do, pie means "simple and pleasurable" 
  • It was easy as pie to find the place.
     
  • a piece of cake - again, something that's easy to do
  • It was a piece of cake to put the chair together.
     
  • apples and oranges - refers to two things that cannot be compared 
  • You can't compare Osakans andTokyoites because they're like apples and oranges.
     
  • go bananas - means to go crazy or be crazy about something
  • Crowded trains make me go bananas.
  • I am bananas about Japanese food.
     
  • cheese - a person or something of great importance
  • Ben is the big cheese of Sunrise.
  • You got some cheese for me? ( money )
     
  • cup of tea - something pleasant or agreeable , usually used in the negative sense to be nice and not direct
  • Namako isn't my cup of tea.
     
  • walking on eggshells - doing something with great care as to not upset someone
  • Japanese businessmen are always walking on eggshells with their customers.

I hope you enjoyed these idioms! Can you think of any other food idioms?

Mahalo!

Scott

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