Food For Thought

Food For Thought

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Nézzünk meg néhány ételkre vonatkozó idiómát egy kis feladattal.

Food For Thought

hard to swallow

I know it’s hard to swallow but you have to accept the fact that he is going to marry this woman.

amikor valamit nehéz elhinni vagy feldolgozni

short and sweet

This training was quite short and sweet. I didn’t expect to finish this early.

amikor valami kellemesen rövid

sour grapes

I don’t think it’s such a good neighbourhood and that’s not just sour grapes because I don’t get to live here.

savanyú a szőlő

turn sour

The situation turned sour after their big fight.

kellemetlenné válik valami

swallow the bait

She really swallowed the bait when she believed that she wouldn’t have to cook for the boys on their fishing trip.

bekapni a csalit (átv.ért)

a bitter pill

I know that working late at night is a bitter pill but I don’t have any other choice.

amikor le kell nyelnünk a keserű tablettát, vagyis olyan dolgot muszáj csinálnunk, amit nem akarunk vagy nincs hozzá kedvünk

give someone a taste of their own medicine

When little Jane told little Mike that she wouldn’t let him play with her pony, she just gave him a taste of his own medicine.

valakivel megetetni a saját gyógyszerét, vagyis olyan rosszul bánni vele, ahogy korábban ő tette velünk

keep someone sweet

They kept the major sweet by giving him expensive watches so that he would support their project. 

hízelegni vagy ajándékkal lefizetni valakit, hogy segítsen a későbbiekben

have to eat your words

He said that I would never be able to do it but when I’ll prove him wrong, he’ll have to eat his words.

visszaszívni, amit korábban mondtunk

to the bitter end

We did the project to the bitter end, we’re like heroes.

Valamit végigcsinálni, bár nagyon nehéz.

leave a bad taste in your mouth

Her last comment has really left a bad taste in my mouth.

rossz szájízt hagy maga után valami

have your cake and eat it

You can’t have your cake and eat it, you have to decide whether you want to go to the cinema or to the football match.

Két jó dolgot csinálni egyszerre, ami általában lehetetlen.

Match the following expressions with their definitions.

a bitter pill, eat your words, give someone a taste of their own medicine, hard to swallow, have your cake and eat it, keep someone sweet, leave a bad taste in your mouth, short and sweet, sour grapes, swallow the bait, to the bitter end, turn sour

1.    when something becomes unpleasant

2.    if you have bad memories of something

3.    when you’re forced to say or admit  that you were not right

4.    keep doing something till you finish though it’s very hard

5.    doing things to please somebody so that they return the favour in the future

6.    when you accept something that you’re tricked into with some sweet offer

7.    if you say something because you’re jealous

8.    when something is difficult to believe

9.    when something is not nice but you have to accept it or do it

10.  to do the same bad things to somebody that they did to you

11.  when something is pleasantly short

12.  have or do two good things that it is usually impossible to do at the same time

Key:

1.    turn sour

2.    leave a bad taste in your mouth

3.    eat your word

4.    to the bitter end

5.    keep someone sweet

6.    swallow the bait

7.    sour grapes

8.    hard to swallow

9.    a bitter pill

10.  give someone a taste of their own medicine

11.  short and sweet

12.  have your cake and eat it

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