Food Idioms

A list of useful expressions mentioning food.

Vocab

Sacar las castañas del fuego To get out of trouble
Ser la leche To be the best
Ser la leche To be unbelievable (for bad reasons)
Importarle a alguien un rábano Couldn't care less
Importarle a alguien un pimiento Couldn't care less
El que se pica, ajos come If a person overreacts or gets angry about something, it's probably because there's a grain of truth, sometimes compared to the expression "if the shoe/cap fits"
Darle calabazas a alguien To give someone the brushoff
No está hecha la miel para la boca del asno Don't cast pearls before swine
Llamar al pan, pan y al vino, vino Plain talking/telling it like it is, sometimes compared to "to call a spade a spade"
Comerse el coco To worry
Comer el coco a alguien To get brainwashed
Ser más bueno que el pan To be a good soul
Ser la pera To be terrific, amazing
Ser la pera To be crazy, annoying
Conocer a su media naranja To meet your other half/soulmate
Estar como una cafetera To be crazy
Y fueron felices y comieron perdices And they lived happily ever after

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SiobhánA0Kwiziq community member

El que se pica, ajos come

What does this literally mean? Is it he gets irritated eats garlic? Thanks
Asked 5 months ago
LoriA2Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

The one who bites eats garlic.

El que se pica, ajos come

What does this literally mean? Is it he gets irritated eats garlic? Thanks

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SiobhánA0Kwiziq community member

comer el coco a alguien

How to we express to brainwash someone? For example: Luis brainwashed the whole group into believing he was a god.

Thank you

Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Siobhán

That could be expressed like this:

"Luis le comió el coco al grupo haciéndoles creer que él era un dios."

Saludos

Inma

comer el coco a alguien

How to we express to brainwash someone? For example: Luis brainwashed the whole group into believing he was a god.

Thank you

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