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Idioms Quiz: Food 3

Many idioms are based on food and cooking. Test your knowledge of English idioms with the questions below. To learn more about an individual idiom, click on the "more about this idiom" link.

1. kill the goose that lays the golden egg

If people find something that makes them a lot of money, they often kill the goose that laid the golden egg because of
  1. their kindness
  2. their greed
  3. their anger

2. put all your eggs in the one basket

His father told him not to put all his eggs in the one basket, so Arjuna
  1. studied law as well as graphic design
  2. bought several more baskets
  3. invested all his money in his father's company
more about this idiom: put all your eggs in the one basket

3. take with a grain of salt | take with a pinch of salt

When your grandma tells stories about the past, you should take what she says with a grain of salt because
  1. she tells really funny stories
  2. she doesn't always speak very clearly
  3. she doesn't always remember things accurately

4. talk turkey

Before we could talk turkey about the deal, we had to
  1. see the samples
  2. pay the money
  3. go to Turkey
more about this idiom: talk turkey

5. the cream of the crop

Martin was always told by his parents and teachers that he was the cream of the crop, so he thought he was
  1. worse than other kids
  2. the same as other kids
  3. better than other kids
more about this idiom: the cream of the crop

6. the icing on the cake | the frosting on the cake

Winning a Nobel prize is the icing on the cake after
  1. earning so much money
  2. being ignored for so long
  3. such a long and rewarding career

7. the upper crust

Ralph wants people to think he's in the upper crust, so he
  1. wears expensive clothes
  2. uses public transport
  3. drives an old Honda
more about this idiom: the upper crust

8. upset the applecart

We'd planned to have our wedding in the local park, but the head of the council upset the applecart when he
  1. backed his car into some stalls at the market
  2. refused to give us permission
  3. congratulated us on our wedding
more about this idiom: upset the applecart

9. whet your appetite

If I have one little chocolate it'll whet my appetite, and
  1. that'll be enough
  2. I'll eat chocolate all day
  3. I'll never eat chocolate again
more about this idiom: whet your appetite

10. You are what you eat.

My doctor said, "The most important thing to remember is that you are what you eat," and then told me to eat more
  1. bacon, hamburgers and hot dogs
  2. fruits, vegetables and fish
  3. chocolates, sweets and cookies
more about this idiom: You are what you eat.

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