360 – 5 Food Idioms

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For today’s English lesson, let’s look at 5 food related idioms. The idioms today are: In a pickle, a a piece of cake, go bananas for, nuts, and get something for peanuts.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • I lost my passport while I was traveling overseas. I was in a pickle.
  • You’ll be in a pickle if you don’t finish your work on time.
  • For my friend Nick, fixing cars is a piece of cake.
  • I was nervous when I got to Tokyo station, but finding the right train was a piece of cake.
  • My dog happy goes bananas for chicken.
  • The children live Disneyland, so they went bananas when dad told them they are going to go to Disneyland.
  • Jack talked about buying a CD, even though it’s 2015. He’s nuts!
  • My sister said I was nuts to pay $500 for a concert ticket, but that was my favorite singer!
  • At the summer bargain sale, I got a new suit for peanuts.
  • At the grand bazaar in Istanbul, you can get nice souvenirs for peanuts!

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Comments 5

  1. Thanks for handling these idioms. I´m sure that the idiom “something for peanuts” is from another podcast before. But it´s good to see it again. The key of learning is repeating.

    1. Yeah, sometimes I like to revisit language to jog people’s memory. Oh, I remember that one. If I don’t to that, someone may forget it. It’s not easy to remember something after hearing it once 😉

  2. Hi, Michael!
    Thanks for one more interesting lesson!
    I must say, though, that I was surprised to hear (I never read the transcript) you say “the price is cheap”. I expected you to say “the price is LOW” or “the PRODUCT is cheap”. In my language, it is inappropriate to say that a price is cheap; the correct is to say that the price is either high or low, and a product is either cheap or expensive.
    Would you mind commenting on it? Thanks in advance.
    Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

  3. So much difficult, to get Sth for Peanuts in my Country Venezuela, because of Inflation,That's the reason lots of Venezuelan Citizens, are in pickle everyday to get products such as Soap, Coffee, or milk, etc easily in Supermarkets .Venezuelans go for bananas when noticing these and other products arrive at shops, because they hope to get some of them.
    .As you buddies,The situation is not a piece of cake. People are nuts about food, as there is a big scarcity of the them. We are under the snow with the anxiety to survive every day. thanks

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