Here is a list of food-related idioms. Each idiom is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.
To eat dirt is to accept bad treatment without complaining.
- My former boss was very bad. He would always make us eat dirt.
Eat humble pie
To eat humble pie is to admit your mistake and apologize.
- I had to eat humble pie when he proved that I was wrong.
Eat like a pig
This expression is used to refer to people who lack table manners.
- Why do you eat like a pig? Don’t you have any table manners?
Eat one’s words
To eat one’s words is to take back something you have said
- I told him that I was a faster sprinter than him but I had to eat my words when he proved me wrong.
To want someone’s head on a platter
To be very angry with someone
- She was so angry with her biographer that she wanted his head on a platter.
To suck up to influential people is to try to gain favour by being extra nice to them.
- I don’t quite like Jane. She is always sucking up to the rich and the famous.