a bad apple a bad egg
a banana republic a bite of the cherry
a bite to eat a bone to pick with
above the salt a bunch of baloney
acquire a taste Adam’s ale
a different kettle of fish a fine kettle of fish
a finger in every pie a hard nut to crack
a piece of cake apple of your eye
a big cheese a carrot and stick
a hot potato all the tea in China
a couch potato a full plate
a good egg a smart cookie
apples and apples. apples and oranges
apple-pie order as alike as two peas
a rotten egg as American as apple pie
as busy as popcorn on a skillet
a coffee table book a fig leaf
a grain of truth a greasy spoon
a knuckle sandwich a liquid lunch
a meal ticket a nest egg
a piece of the pie a pretty kettle of fish
a rotten apple a square meal
as clear as vodka as cool as a cucumber
as easy as pie as flat as a pancake
apple polisher as easy as shelling peas
as nutty as fruitcake as useful as a chocolate teapot as warm as toast
a second bite of the cherry a slice of the pie
a tempest in a teapot an old chestnut
as nice as pie a stud-muffin
a sweet deal a sweet tooth
a tough cookie a tough nut
all grist to the mill all sweetness and light
an olive branch an open sesame
another bite at the cherry any way you slice it
as sure as eggs is eggs worth your salt
back to the salt mine bear fruit
beef up big cheese
bite off more than you can chew bitter fruits
blow a raspberry bread and butter
a vegetable bean counter
best thing since sliced bread bread and circuses
break bread with someone bring home the bacon
burn to a crisp butter someone up
butter wouldn’t melt in someone’s mouth
can’t boil an egg can’t hold your liquor
carrot and stick approach champagne taste on a beer budget
chalk and cheese cherry pick
chew the cud chew the fat
chicken and egg situation chicken feed
coffee table book compare apples and oranges
cake is not worth the candle can’t cut the mustard
chief cook and bottle-washer come and get it
cookie-cutter cooking on gas
cook something to perfection cook the book
scream of the crop cry over spilled milk
cup of tea cut and dried
cut the mustard cut through like a hot knife through butter
a fig leaf (something that is used to hide an embarrassing fact or situation): They claim that the NGO humanitarian aid is just a fig leaf, and its real purpose is to make money.
a liquid lunch (drink alcoholic drinks instead of eating food at lunchtime): We had just a liquid lunch at John’s house, I’m starving.
a meal ticket (a source of regular income or livelihood): Gone are the days when a university degree was a meal ticket for life.
a nest egg (a sum of money saved for a future purpose): He did not even build up a nest egg for his retirement.
a piece of the pie (a share of something): Since profits are higher this year, we will get a bigger piece of the pie.
a rotten apple (a bad person who has a bad effect on others in a group): There may be a rotten apple in the company, but the others are clean and honest.
a square meal (a big or nutritious meal): I need a square meal after all that exercise.
apple polisher (someone who is nice to a person in authority in order to be liked or treated better): John is an apple-polisher.
as warm as toast (pleasantly warm): It was freezing outside, but I was as warm as toast in front of the fire.
a second bite of the cherry (a second opportunity to do something): We missed a cup, but we hope for a second bite of the cherry.
a tempest in a teacup (a lot of anger or worry about something that is not important): They are continually quarreling, but it is usually a tempest in a teacup.
an old chestnut (subject, idea, or joke that has become uninteresting through constant repetition): I can’t stand that old chestnut, I heard that a hundred times.
as nice as pie (surprisingly nice and friendly): He was as nice as pie, as if nothing had happened.
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