Archive for the ‘Food Idioms’ category

Idiom – “a taste of your own medicine”

June 11th, 2014

Definition:
This refers to being mistreated the same way in which you mistreated someone else.

Example:
Friend (1) “My boyfriend is so upset that he hasn’t talked to me the last two days.  It’s driving me crazy.
Friend (2) – “Ah ha!  Now you know what it feels like.  You are getting a taste of your own medicine!

Idiom – “as easy as pie”

May 8th, 2014

Definition:
This means that something is easy to do or to learn.  You may even show someone how easy it is.

Example:
Beginning Dancer – “I want to learn to dance the cha cha, but I’m not very coordinated.”
Dance Teacher – “Oh, it’s as easy as pie! Let me show you.”

 

 

 

 

Idiom – “can’t cut the mustard”

May 8th, 2014

Definition:
This means one is not able to handle difficult or stressful situations.  It can also mean that one does not have sufficient experience or skills for the job.

Example:
Regional Manager – “I think your new assistant manager just can’t cut the mustard when it comes to dealing with employees and stressful situations.  You may have to let him go.”

Idiom – “A piece of cake”

March 31st, 2014

Definition:
Something that is easy to do.

Example:
Boss – “Will you have the report ready for the meeting this afternoon?”
Employee – “Yes, I will.  It’s a piece of cake.”