Idioms related to food



  • Cooked to perfection – food that is cooked to a very high standard

This steak looks delicious. It was cooked to perfection.

  • Cook up a storm – to cook an amazing meal(s) and usually a large quantity of it

My grandmother was a great cook. She used to cook up a storm every time we visited her.

  • Eat like a horse – to eat a very large quantity

I have to cook every day. My son eats like a horse.

  • Smart cookie – intelligent

My daughter is the best student in her class. She is a smart cookie.

  • A piece of cake – very easy

This test is a piece of cake. I’ll finish in 5 minutes.

  • Bring home the bacon – earn money to feed the family

David  pays all the bills. I’m sure he is the one who brings home the bacon.