IDIOMS can be the most confusing part of any language. Idioms are sayings that have hidden meanings. The expressions don't mean exactly what the words say, like “cool as a cucumber” has nothing to do with food, but refers to a calm person. A number of English idioms revolve around food and names of food items.
Room 100 had fun creating an idiom bulletin board.
Students discovered the origins of some food idioms are a piece of cake to figure out; they just had to use their beans. Other idioms were so bizarre students went nutty trying to decipher them. There are so many idioms, we would be out to lunch if we tried to list them all, but here are a few that are the cream of the crop. Enjoy our slideshow.