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A list of phrases about food and drink

A list of phrases about food and drink

A list of phrases about food and drinkWe certainly like our food and drink and the number of phrases and sayings inspired by such is a testament to that. Here's a list of expressions that relate to what we eat and drink - or to the consequences of so doing:

A dish fit for the gods

A dog's breakfast

A dog's dinner

À la carte

A norange

A sledgehammer to crack a nut

A watched pot never boils

Adam's ale

All you can eat

Amber nectar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Apple pie order

As alike as two peas in a pod

As brown as a berry

As cool as a cucumber

As different as chalk and cheese

As easy as pie

As easy as taking candy from a baby

As keen as mustard

Baker's dozen

Bean counter

Beef and reef

Beer goggles

Below the salt

Binge drinking

Blue-plate special

Booze cruise

Bread always falls buttered side down

Bring home the bacon

Bubble and squeak

Bun in the oven

Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth

Caesar Salad

Chew the cud

Chow down

Club sandwich

Cordon bleu

Curry favour

Cut the mustard

Dog's breakfast

Dog's dinner

Don't try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs

Drink like a fish

Dutch courage

Eat drink and be merry

Eat humble pie

Eat my hat

Egg on

Feeding frenzy

Fine words butter no parsnips

Finger lickin good

Get the pip

Half a loaf is better than no bread

Hard cheese

Honey catches more flies than vinegar

In a pickle

It is meat and drink to me

Jam tomorrow

Know which side your bread is buttered

Lager frenzy

Let them eat cake

Life's not all beer and skittles

Man does not live by bread alone

Meat and drink

Meat and two veg.

Mickey Finn

Milk of human kindness

Montezuma's Revenge


Movable feast

My cup of tea

My salad days

No more cakes and ale?

Not for all the tea in China

On the wagon

One for the road

One man's meat is another man's poison

One sandwich short of a picnic

One over the eight

Over-egg the pudding

Pears for your heirs

Pick 'n' mix

Pie in the sky

Piping hot

Plates of meat

Play gooseberry

Pork pies

Praying at the porcelain altar

Quicker than lager turns to p***

Rabbit and pork

Raspberry tart

Rat arsed

Revenge is a dish best served cold

Roasted to a turn

Rosie Lea

Salad days

Save one's bacon

Say cheese

Selling like hot cakes

Shut your cake-hole

Sour grapes

Spill the beans

Square meal

Surf and turf

Take the cake

Take the gilt off the gingerbread

Take with a pinch of salt

Take potluck

Tea leaf

Technicolor yawn

The bread of life

The hair of the dog that bit you

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

The toast of the town

Three sheets to the wind


Whet your appetite

Why does bread always fall butter side down?

Worse for wear

Worth one's salt

You are what you eat

You can't have your cake and eat it too

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

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