10 food idioms and what they mean

There aren’t any bad apples on this list. Adding a few to your writing could even help you bring home some more bacon.

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A universal preoccupation with food is apparent in the many idioms based on it. Here are just 10:

1. Apples and oranges: Two things inherently different or incompatible. For example: “To compare ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ to the ‘Twilight’ series is to compare apples to oranges.”

2. Bad apple: A negative or corrupting influence on others; a troublesome or despicable person. For example: “One official of a national motorcycle organization argued that a few bad apples shouldn’t be allowed to ruin all motorcyclists’ reputations.”

3. Bring home the bacon: To bring home the prize or achieve success.

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