French Idioms with Food

Learn some idioms in French referring to food

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What do push on the mushroom or cut the pear in half mean in French ? Learn some French idioms related to food, with exercise and audio!

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Food Idioms Exercises

appuyer sur le champignon - to go very fast, accelerate
être haut comme trois pommes - to be small
ne pas être dans son assiette - to not feel yourself
sucrer les fraises - to be senile, crazy
tomber dans les pommes - to faint, pass out
couper la poire en deux - to meet halfway
jeter de l'huile sur le feu - to add fuel to the fire
tondre des œufs - to be cheap, a skinflint
pédaler dans la semoule - to become insane, senile
c'est la goutte d'eau qui fait déborder la vase - it's the straw that broke the camel's back
mettre du beurre dans les épinards - to help financially
casser du sucre sur son dos - to spread lies about someone, talk about someone behind his/her back
être dans le pétrin - to be in a jam


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