Food and Eating: Idioms and Phrases


Who doesn't love Eating? Well, almost everyone does ( I know I do) अगर खाने के बाद कुछ उतना ही बेहतर है तो वो है खाने के बारे में बात करना। As we all know, idioms and phrases are a good way to decorate our speaking skills and what's better when you get to do that with your favourite thing: EATING. आज हम सीखेंगे कुछ ऐसे idioms व phrases जिनका relation तो खाने से है परन्तु इनका प्रयोग आपके खाने की मेज़ पर नहीं बल्कि daily life की conversation में किया जाता है। Let's begin. TO BITE OFF MORE THAN ONE CAN CHEW Meaning: अपनी क्षमता से अधिक आगे बढ़ जाना If you take on some responsibility knowing that you can't handle, you have done what this idiom represents. MY CUP OF TEA Meaning: कुछ ऐसा जिसे करने में आप निपुण है या जिसे करना आपको आनंद देता है।  This is used to describe something that one enjoys or does well. NOT MY CUP OF TEA Meaning: कुछ ऐसा जो आपको पसंद नहीं है या उसे करने में आपकी रूचि नहीं है।  Opposite to the previous one, you can use this while talking about your dislikes. DISH THE DIRT Meaning: किसी के बारे में अफवाह फैलाना।  Steer clear of the gossip as no one likes the dirt, be it on their plate/dish or on their character. EAT THE DIRT Meaning: किसी के सामने झुक कर उसके द्वारा किये गए अपमान या बुरे व्यवहार को चुप-चाप स्वीकार कर लेना।  Well, at times it's inevitable, but eating the dirt is something that one should not do. TO HAVE ONE'S CAKE AND EAT IT TOO Meaning: किसी लाभ या सुविधा का अत्यंत फायदा उठाना। It's like having the best of both the worlds. Lucky are those who use or experience this idiom. TO HAVE A LOT ON YOUR PLATE Meaning: बहुत ज़्यादा काम होना।  I'm a little confused with this one; no one likes a lot of work, but when it comes to food, I wouldn't mind a lot of it on my plate. TO BE SPOON-FED Meaning: प्रयास की बिना ही सब कुछ आसानी से मिल जाना।  This kind of behaviour is big NO-NO as it discourages self-independence. EAT ONE'S HEART OUT Meaning: भीतर ही भीतर कुढ़ना, जलना या किसी के प्रति ऐसे ही नकारात्मक भाव को महसूस करना। Once again, It would not be a good idea to eat your heart out; NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEART IN ANY MANNER. TO EAT THE HUMBLE PIE Meaning: गलत साबित होने पर विनम्रता से अपनी गलती के लिए माफी मांग लेना Now that's something one should learn to do. What's the harm? It's just a PIE Don't forget to read our other blogs: Rainy Day Idioms and Phrases Vegetable idioms Words to Compliment Food Don't miss out on daily Vocabulary tips on our app: HinKhoj

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