Apples are not only healthy and delicious in America but they are also culturally an important fruit for them. It is this cultural importance of apples in America that has likely led to many of these Apple-related phrases and idioms becoming popular. Take a look at the expressions and idioms below and see if you can find a way to use one of these Apple-related phrases sometime in the next week.
As American As Apple Pie:
This idiom means something has all the qualities that an American has. Americans have their own characteristics like driving Ford or wearing Jeans and things like that.
Example: She has blond hair and blue eyes, she’s as American as apple pie.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away:
Apples are considered a nutritious food; so this expression reminds us how good it is to take one apple every day in order not to go to a doctor.
Example: My grandma always says an apple a day keeps the doctor away because she is always worried about my health.
The apple of my eye:
This refers to someone who is very dear and beloved to you.
Example: Her husband is the apple of her eye.
(like) comparing apples and oranges:
If someone is comparing two completely different things with the judgment of similarity then this idiom can be used.
Example: You can’t compare who works harder, me or you; I am a teacher and you are a fisherman, and that is like comparing apples and oranges.
one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel:
The expression means even one bad person is enough to make everyone around him/her go bad.
Example: Bill is the rotten apple that spoils the barrel of the whole class.
Other than apples some drinks are used in idioms that are good to know about them.
A time for having a break; to rest and relax and have something to drink coffee or tea.
Example: We usually have a coffee break at around 10 o’clock at work.
Cry over spilled/spilt milk:
To complain or cry for something that is finished and passed.
Example: Don’t cry over spilled milk, he is gone forever.
(not one's) cup of tea:
This expression usually has negative feelings with it. when some one doesn’t enjoy something or someone it can be used.
Example: I don’t like to be around him, he’s not my cup of tea.
Milk of human kindness:
The natural kindness that is shown to others.
Example: The woman at the community center is full of the milk of human kindness.
not for all the tea in China:
It means not for anything you would do something.
Example: I will not tell your secret to anybody, not for all the tea in China.
Wine and dine (someone):
To treat someone to an expensive meal, to entertain someone in a lavish manner.
Example: He had to wine and dine his wife so she would go back home again.
Still, there are more expressions that have food and fruits or drinks relating to them. These were just tip of an iceberg.