589 – Food Related Idioms

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Let me ask you something. Have you done anything recently that’s a recipe for disaster? Was that a hard nut to crack? Is taking a risk not your cup of tea? Do you know anyone who is full of baloney or someone with a half-baked idea? Today we’re going to talk about these food related idioms.

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  • Jack said he’s thinking about asking his secretary for a date but that’s totally a recipe for disaster. You shouldn’t date your coworker.
  • Are you going to try to change the battery in your iPhone by yourself? That’s really a recipe for disaster.
  • Getting your partner or spouse to stop smoking is a hard nut to crack.
  • I know that breaking the lease for my apartment is a hard nut to crack, but I’m going to do everything that I can to move out of here.
  • Sorry, but watching bowling on TV is not my cup of tea.
  • Some of my coworkers invited me to go drinking with them after work, but hanging out with my coworkers and my boss after work is really not my cup of tea.
  • You’re going to hitchhike from New York to Florida? Huh, that sounds like a half-baked idea to me.
  • I know that Jenny is a good cook, but opening up her own restaurant is a bit of a half-baked idea. She really has no business experience.
  • When the mechanic told me that I need to change the engine in my car, I realized he was full of baloney.
  • There was a guy at the party last night talking about all of the famous people that he’s met, but to be honest I think he was just full of baloney.

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