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A crossword puzzle with 34 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle with the following words: acquired, alive, carrot, cat, cream, diet, drive, egg, fish, for, gentle, hat, hit, human, icing, let, nuthouse, off, out, quiet, ribs, situation, skin, small, sour, stare, steaming, swallow, sweeten, thin, throat, up, water, and wound.


1 Something unpleasant or distasteful that has to be accepted is a bitter pill to ______. (7)

4 Something that is insignificant and hardly worth worrying about is ______ potatoes. (5)

6 To soup ______ is to increase the power or performance of something, through modifications, particularly when talking about machines. (2)

9 To be in a very risky or precarious situation with very little support is to be on ______ ice. (4)

11 To oblige someone to accept something, agree with something, or endure something, is to jam it down their ______. (6)

12 When you get a taste ______ something, you really enjoy it and will strive to repeat the experience. (3)

13 Something that you didn't perhaps like when you first tried it, but then began to like after having tried it a few more times, is described as an ______ taste. (8)

16 To eat ______ is to eat in a restaurant, café, or bar, food that has been prepared for you, rather than eating at home. (3)

17 Any food which is substantial in filling and will keep you going long after you've eaten it, even in cold weather, is said to stick to your ______. (4)

19 To ______ the sauce is to drink alcohol, particularly to excess and to the point of drunkenness. (3)

20 An unexpected enhancement to something already good is the ______ on the cake. (5)

22 A psychiatric hospital or insane asylum can be referred to as the ______. (8)

25 To irritate someone to the point of anger is to cheese them ______. (3)

26 Somebody who looks like the cat that got the ______ has a very self-satisfied look on their face from having obtained or achieved something of considerable value or worth. (5)

28 To be utterly defeated or destroyed by someone who is stronger, more experienced, or more powerful than you, is to be eaten ______. (5)

29 Somebody who is on a ______ is trying to lose weight by being careful about what they eat. (4)

30 A person who is generally relaxed and friendly, and remains calm in most circumstances, is as ______ as a lamb. (6)


1 When you pretend that you don't really want something that you really do want, because you know that you can never have it, we say this is a case of ______ grapes. (4)

2 If you feel awkward or uncomfortable because of the situation you find yourself in, you are like a fish out of ______. (5)

3 Something someone does that results in an unexpected and embarrassing situation is known as a banana ______. (4)

4 Anybody who is fuming, furious, extremely upset, or very angry, can be called ______. (8)

5 To ______ someone stew is to allow them to continue to feel guilty, anxious, or fearful, without trying to make them feel any better. (3)

7 When we are unable to say which event proceeded another event, or which came first, we say it's a chicken and egg ______. (9)

8 A person with very ginger hair is sometimes referred to as a ______ top. (6)

10 To demonstrate that you're absolutely certain that something will or will not happen or is or is not true, you can use the expression, I'll eat my ______. (3)

12 The most important or powerful person in a group, and the one usually having the most influence, is the big ______. (4)

14 A person who is as ______ as a lamb is extremely quiet, gentle, and laid-back. (5)

15 If you annoy someone or irritate someone greatly, you ______ them bananas. (5)

18 When you ______ the pill, you make something unpleasant easier to deal with. (7)

21 If you make an unpleasant or difficult situation worse for another person, you are rubbing salt in the ______. (5)

23 You can compliment someone's natural kindness, compassion, and benevolence, by saying that they are full of the milk of ______ kindness. (5)

24 When somebody who is angry with somebody else looks at them with cold, emotionless, eyes, they give them an icy ______. (5)

26 A businessman who is ostentatious and visibly enjoys their wealth and privilege is disparagingly called a fat ______. (3)

27 If you ______ someone on, you are encouraging them to do something that may be unwise or dangerous. (3)

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