For today’s English Lesson, let’s have a look at five idioms that use food-related words. The idioms are bring home the bacon, get something for peanuts, not my cup of tea, out to lunch, & a smart cookie.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:
What does bring home the bacon mean?
- Jack brings home the bacon.
- In Tom’s family, he stays home taking care of the kids, and his wife brings home the bacon.
What does get something for peanuts mean?
- I got this new computer for peanuts!
- At the flea market in Brooklyn, you can get a lot of stuff for peanuts.
What does not my cup of tea mean?
- Playing sports is really not my cup of tea. I prefer listening to music.
- Jenny said that going to clubs is not her cup of tea. She likes to watch plays and musicals.
What does out to lunch mean?
- The new manager is a bit out to lunch. I don’t think he will be working here much longer.
- I think the guy we saw on the subway was a bit out to lunch.
What does smart cookie mean?
- The new manager is a smart cookie. She learned the computer system right away.
- Tomoko is a smart cookie. She speaks three languages and is an amazing piano player.
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