Daftar Idiom yang Menggunakan Istilah Makanan

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January 10, 2019
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January 14, 2019

Hi LEC friends!

Saya kembali lagi dengan materi idiom karena materi ini memang nggak pernah akan ada habisnya untuk dibicarakan. Kali ini kita membahas tentang idiom yang berasal dari nama-nama makanan. Pernahkah kamu mendengar istilah di bawah ini?

 

The exam was a piece of cake.

 

Istilah ‘piece of cake’ memiliki arti gampang atau mudah. Mau tahu contoh frase idiom lain yang populer? Berikut adalah contoh-contoh idiom yang sering dipakai menggunakan makanan.

 

idiom meaning example sentence
apple of one’s eye Orang kesayangan Baby Jessica is the apple of her father’s eye.
(have a) bun in the oven Hamil I don’t think Jan will come to the bar because she has a bun in the oven.
bad egg Orang yang sering berada dalam masalah I don’t want my little brother hanging around with the bad eggs on the street.
big cheese very important person (VIP)/ orang penting I thought I was just going to interview the secretary, but they let me talk to the big cheese himself.
bread and butter Topik utama Just explain the bread and butter of your report. You don’t have to go into details.
bring home the bacon Mendatangkan uang/ bekerja My husband has had to bring home the bacon ever since I broke my leg.
butter someone up Menyenangkan orang lain secara berlebihan (usually for selfish reasons) We’ll have to butter Angie up before we tell her the news about the broken vase.
(have one’s) cake and eat it too Egois Rick wants to have his cake and eat it too. He wants to be single but he doesn’t want me to date anyone else.
carrot top Orang berambut merah Simon is the first carrot top I’ve ever gone out with.
cheesy silly I love reading cheesy romance novels because I don’t have to think.
cool as a cucumber Sangat santai I thought I was afraid of flying, but I was cool as a cucumber all the way to England.
cream of the crop terbaik We hired the cream of the crop to entertain us at the Christmas party.
(don’t) cry over spilled milk Kecewa terhadap sesuatu yang sudah terjadi dan tidak bisa diperbaiki The mirror is broken and we can’t fix it. There’s no need to cry over spilled milk.
cup of joe Secangkir kopi Let’s stop for a cup of joe before we head to work.
(not my) cup of tea Sesuatu yang kamu senangi (usually used negatively) Opera isn’t exactly my cup of tea.
egg someone on Memaksa orang melakukan sesuatu The gang tried to egg us on but we didn’t want to fight.
freeze one’s buns off Merasa beku I froze my buns off at the ice rink.
full of beans Memiliki banyak energi The kids were full of beans after the circus.
gravy train Pekerjaan sedikit yang dibayar banyak The unionized grocers have been enjoying the gravy train for twenty years.
(have something) handed to someone on a silver platter Mendapatkan sesuatu tanpa bekerja The professor’s daughter had her college diploma handed to her on a silver platter.
hard nut to crack Susah dimengerti  (biasanya ditujukan kepada seseorang) Angelo is a hard nut to crack when something is bothering him like this.
hot potato Hal kontroversial atau sulit dipecahkan Choosing a location for our new store is a hot potato right now.
in a nutshell Gampangnya In a nutshell, I’m having a bad day.
nuts about something, someone Sangat menyukai I’m nuts about classical music these days.
out to lunch Gila Harry has been out to lunch ever since he lost his job.
one smart cookie Orang yang sangat pintar Your daughter is one smart cookie. She reads much higher than her grade level.
peach fuzz Rambut yang sedikit Except for a bit of peach fuzz, the baby came out bald.
piece of cake Sangat mudah The exam was a piece of cake.
put all of ones eggs in one basket Mengandalkan satu hal saja Even though I’m majoring in Art, I’m taking a maths course because my Dad says I shouldn’t put all of my eggs in one basket.
souped up Terlihat bertenaga/ stylish The car was souped up with shiny rims and a loud stereo.
sell like hot cakes Dibeli banyak orang The new Harry Potter books sold like hot cakes.
spice things up Membuat sesuatu jadi lebih menarik I wanted to spice things up in the office, so I bought some red and gold paint.
spill the beans Mengungkapkan kebenaran On Monday, I’m going to spill the beans about my travel plans.
take something with a pinch (grain) of salt Jangan menganggap suatu hal 100% akurat Take Mandy’s advice with a pinch of salt. She doesn’t always do her research.
use your noodle Pakai otakmu You’re going to have to really use your noodle on this crossword puzzle. It’s an extra difficult one.

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