Food Idioms Crossword Puzzle 4

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Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.


I am determined to make idioms as accessible for all students as any other part of the English language. Reading and memorising lists of vocabulary is not the most productive, interesting, or useful exercise in English language learning. I created these Activities to encourage you to not only learn and remember many English idioms, but also to have fun with them, as having fun is a great aid to learning and remembering. It is important that you know as many idioms as possible as native English speakers use them with alarming regularity. I hope that as you work your way through the Idiom Activities you will make some of the idioms your own and use them regularly like a native.

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A crossword puzzle with 32 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle with the following words: barrel, beefcake, bird, bolt, breakfast, buttering, china, cookie, dirt, done, eat, fig, fry, gas, goose, gut, ham, herring, hot, knuckle, laurels, lemon, melt, nice, nutter, pepper, pie, pod, potato, roost, slaughter, and something.

Food Idioms Course


3 The least important, least powerful, and least influential people in a group are the small ______. (3)

4 Two people who share the same interests, beliefs, and even appearance, are said to be like two peas in a ______. (3)

7 To ham ______ up is to make it ridiculous by over-exaggeration, and is often applied to actors. (9)

9 A beer ______ is a large belly that some men have which is supposedly caused by drinking too much beer. (3)

10 A man who has an exceptional physique with highly defined musculature can be called a ______. (8)

13 When you ______ down your food, you are eating it very quickly and neither savouring nor enjoying it. (4)

15 A person who fails to see the danger they are in and thus lacks fear or concern for what is about to happen is like a lamb to the ______. (9)

16 When you have been shamed into admitting that you were wrong about something, and are humiliated, you're forced to eat ______. (4)

19 A person who is very shy, nervous in company, or particularly quiet, wouldn't say boo to a ______. (5)

20 Faced with competition, and in danger of losing your place at the top, you need to look to your ______. (7)

21 When something is very easy, takes very little effort, and is even pleasurable, it's as easy as ______. (3)

22 When you find yourself in a difficult situation and anticipate censure, you find yourself in ______ water. (3)

23 A person who behaves in a way that suggests that they have some mental health issues is described as a ______. (6)

25 We use a red ______ to divert attention from the real issue at hand by introducing a misleading clue or erroneous piece of information. (7)

26 Meat which is very tender, or food which is mouth-wateringly delicious, is said to ______ in your mouth. (4)


1 A tough ______ is a person who is very determined, brave, and confident, and who is not easily upset, or discouraged. (6)

2 To eat someone or something for ______ is to deal completely and easily with them or it. (9)

3 If you are not in the least concerned about someone or something, you can say that you don't give a ______. (3)

4 A hot ______ is a difficult problem or issue that nobody wants to deal with and which gets passed from one person to another. (6)

5 When food is cooked perfectly and could not conceivably be better we say that it is ______ to a T. (4)

6 Not for all the tea in ______ means not at any price nor by any means of persuasion. (5)

8 A person who is engagingly pleasant and friendly, especially when you felt that they wouldn't be, is as ______ as pie to you. (4)

9 When work is progressing rapidly, smoothly, and efficiently, we say that it is cooking on ______. (3)

10 Someone who eats sparingly or very little is said to eat like a ______. (4)

11 To threaten to punch someone in the mouth with your fist is to threaten them with a ______ sandwich. (7)

12 If you flatter someone, or are especially nice to them, with the aim of getting them to do what you want them to do, or to give their support to you, you are ______ them up. (9)

13 Anything that is ludicrously simple to do is like shooting fish in a ______. (6)

14 Something you buy which turns out to have defects, problems, or does not work well, is known as a ______. (5)

17 When you are compelled to face the consequences of something you have previously done, we say your chickens have come home to ______. (5)

18 To distribute many small things across something is to ______ it with the things. (6)

22 An actor who overacts to the point of ridiculousness through over-exaggeration is referred to as a ______ actor. (3)

24 To ______ in is to prepare your own food and eat it in the comfort of your own home rather than going out to a restaurant. (3)


Food Idioms

In this course, I am going to spill the beans about food idioms, and I know my onions, I can tell you. There are a huge number of idioms that are related to food, and so I have decided to give them to you on a silver platter in the form of this course. Students have enough on their plates without having to read and memorise lists of vocabulary, which is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. This course will encourage you to not only learn and remember the idioms, but also to have fun with them. For, sure as eggs is eggs, having fun is a great aid to learning and remembering. Bon appetit!


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Chicken Idioms

Chickens have always been an important part of British life since the first were introduced to the island during the pre-Roman Iron Age. Romans made them more popular as a food source, particularly for egg production, after Claudius invaded Britain in the first century AD. Today, chickens are the most widespread livestock animal not only in the world but also in Britain. Because of their importance, there are several common idioms associated with chickens in English and we will look at them in detail in this lesson. The idioms include: flock together, come home to roost, pecking order, fly the coop, henpecked, and rule the roost.

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Food Idioms Crossword Puzzle 1

A crossword puzzle with 34 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle. The answer words are: Bigger, Cake, Cat, Chaff, Cheese, Drinks, Eggshells, End, Face, Fall, Fed, Fig, For, Fry, Go, Gut, Ice, Kettle, Knuckle, Lettuce, Like, Lolly, Nest, Nutcase, Off, On, Oven, Peanuts, Pear, Pickle, Proof, Quiet, Run, Shoulder, Sky, Spill, Tea, Twisting, and Up.

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Food Idioms Crossword Puzzle 2

A crossword puzzle with 36 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle with the following words: and, approach, baby, banana, beans, beef, beer, cook, crusty, dry, edge, end, eye, fed, gets, ginger, go, green, ice, melting, mincemeat, nest, on, oranges, oven, pea, plum, republic, rotten, run, sky, spaghetti, spring, talk, taste, and tea.

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