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Bread and other flour-based food products have inspired a large number of idioms. Here is a comprehensive list food idioms.
Bread and butter
Your bread and butter is your livelihood. It is your food or the source of your income.
Bread and water
This idiom is used to refer to the most minimal meal possible. Nowadays prisoners in most countries are served good food, but there was a time when they had to subsist on bare minimum of food and drink.
The best thing since sliced bread
When you describe something as the best thing since sliced bread, what you mean is that it is very good, revolutionary or indispensable. This expression involves some exaggeration.
Half a loaf is better than no bread
This idiom means that something is definitely better than nothing.
When something is described as half-baked, it is incomplete or not thoroughly planned.
Sell like hotcakes
When something sells like hotcakes, it sells really well.
Separate the wheat from the chaff
To separate the wheat from the chaff is to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones.
As flat as a pancake
If something is as flat as a pancake, it is very flat.
As warm as toast
When something is as warm as toast, it is very warm and comforting
To have your cake and eat it, too
This idiom is used to refer to an unrealistic expectation.
As easy as apple pie
If something is as easy as apple pie, it is very easy to understood or solve.
To have your finger in the pie
To have your finger in the pie is to be involved in something.
To have your finger in too many pies is to be involved in too many things. The problem is that when you are involved in too many things, you will not be able to do anything properly.
Icing on the cake
Something that makes something else even better; an additional benefit
Pie in the sky
A pie in the sky is an unrealistic dream.
A piece of cake
If something is a piece of cake, it is very easy.
To sugarcoat something is to make it superficially attractive or acceptable.
Something takes the cake
When something takes the cake, it is the most extreme example. This expression is mainly used to talk about bad things.
Thatís the way the cookie crumbles
This idiom is used to mean that bad things can sometimes happen and there is nothing that you can do to prevent it. The idiom Thatís the way the ball bounces also mean the same.
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