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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #77: Idioms: food
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Idioms | Food [Change theme]
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    Idioms: food


    IDIOM 1: 'eat crow' (American English /  British English : 'eat humble pie')
    -> MEANING: admit one is mistaken or defeated, take back a mistaken statement
    -> EXAMPLE: I was forced to eat crow and had to apologize for the mistake that I made about the restructuring of our company.

    IDIOM 2: 'hot potato '
    -> MEANING: a question or argument that is controversial and difficult to settle
    -> EXAMPLE: The issue of building the nuclear power plant is a real hot potato for the local town council.

    IDIOM 3: 'piece of cake'
    -> MEANING: a task that is easily accomplished
    -> EXAMPLE: It was a piece of cake. I had everything done before lunch this morning.

    IDIOM 4: 'cool as a cucumber'
    -> MEANING: calm, not nervous or anxious
    -> EXAMPLE: He is always as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything.

    IDIOM 5: 'big cheese '
    -> MEANING: an important person, a leader
    -> EXAMPLE: He is a big cheese in his company so you should be very nice to him.

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    1. 'Have you met the new ? He said he would change everything in the company!'

    2. 'OK. I'm sorry. I was wrong. I must and tell Peter that he was right.'

    3. 'This exercise is . Even my little sister could do it!'

    4. 'Peter is always . He always solves his problems easily.'

    5. 'Are you for or against the death penalty? It is a difficult problem. It has always been a '.

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