This handout focuses on 6 idioms about food and introduces another 6 in a reading activity.
An Idiom is an expression that may not have an obvious meaning. English idioms are often based on analogies and metaphors and are an important part of everyday English. Students can find them difficult to understand even in context, so they need to familiarize themselves with the meaning and usage of each idiom, but this can be fun.
Idioms introduced in this handout:
a lemon, a piece of cake, as cool as a cucumber, (not) my cup of tea, spill the beans, in a nutshell, a smart cookie, full of beans, eggs in one basket, spice things up, nuts about, selling like hot cakes.