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Sayings About Food Quiz #2

The missing words are foods or drinks. See if you can guess them.
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First submittedNovember 17, 2010
Last updatedJune 13, 2016
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Saying
Upset the apple cart
Have one's cake and eat it too
Spill the beans
Milk of human kindness
Pork. The other white meat
Kill the goose that lays
the golden eggs
A spoonful of sugar
helps the medicine go down
Like peas in a pod
Easy as pie
Bring home the bacon
Saying
You can't make an omelette without
breaking some eggs
Fish and guests smell after three days
Life's not all beer and skittles
My bologna has a first name
That's the way the cookie crumbles
Laws are like sausages,
it is best not to see them being made
Don't put new wine into old bottles
Life is like a box of chocolates
Comparing apples and oranges
She's got a bun in the oven
Saying
Like nailing jello to the wall
Not my cup of tea
Packed like sardines
Sow one's wild oats
Cream of the crop
Soup to nuts
Selling like hotcakes
Have egg on one's face
I scream, you scream,
we all scream for ice cream
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level 67
Jun 10, 2013
Beer and skittles? Not rainbows and lollipops?
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level 61
Aug 22, 2013
Beer and skittles together? That is nasty!
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level 70
Oct 23, 2013
Ha! Not THOSE Skittles. The bowling kind of skittles. Lots of pubs in the UK used to have an area where you could play skittles while you enjoyed a pint or two.
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level 59
Aug 20, 2015
Apu, do you have any of that beer with the candy in it? No Mr Simpson, I'm afraid that is another one of your hallucinations. Ok then, give me a duff and some skittles.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2015
@Wombat Ahhhhhhh that makes sense. I too thought that was a very odd combination.
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level 69
Nov 3, 2017
Skittlebrau! I expect I'll spend my entire life still learning about all the things referenced in the Simpsons.
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level 71
Jun 11, 2013
Great quiz - didn't get "the life isnt all" and "like nailing" phrases cause I'd never heard either, both are cute - they must not be New York regionalisms (where I'm from) - where are they used?
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level 76
May 2, 2017
I'd never heard the nailing or laws clues, but managed to guess them.
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level 59
Aug 5, 2013
I just got a sudden urge for some Skittlebrau.
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level 57
Oct 20, 2013
I got them all correct, but, at first wanted to put "Like nailing eggs to the wall." I kinda like that image. If anything more messy than jello, although equally impossible to do successfully.
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level 34
Dec 26, 2013
Always interesting to see ones I've never heard of before.
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level 23
Apr 7, 2014
How about "Selling like hot potatoes", which is a saying here in England =)
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level 55
May 23, 2014
That sounds more appetizing.
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level 71
Jun 13, 2016
Are you sure you're not conflating two different metaphors? Selling like hotcakes indicates that something is very popular, and is selling quite well. A hot potato, on the other hand, is something that nobody wants: imagine the image of someone getting tossed a very hot potato and burning their hands. They therefore want to get rid of it as fast as possible. They way I've always heard it is "dropped like a hot potato". I'm trying to figure out why people would actually *buy* hot potatoes"?!
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level 62
Jan 5, 2017
Agree.
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level 72
Sep 14, 2014
We say comparing Apples to Pears (and it must be common because you can find that phrase on a google search!)
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level 53
Oct 4, 2014
But if you Google "comparing apples to", you get "oranges". Pears are too similar. The point of the saying is that the things are quite different.
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level 50
Dec 15, 2015
Comparing apples to oranges is used when people try to win the argument by connecting contrary ideas or subjects, whereas apples and pears is used when the subjects are so similar that the argument is nitpicking.
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level 62
Jan 5, 2017
Agree with Jerry. I would say comparing Apples to Pears. New Zealand saying.
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level 61
Jul 18, 2019
Apples and pears in the netherlands aswell
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level 67
Mar 17, 2015
I always thought the saying was "Easy as Pi"........ referring to 3.142
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level 18
May 22, 2015
never heard that expression about jello before...
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level 61
Jul 18, 2019
are you panda's hoes or panda shoes?
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level 43
Dec 14, 2015
I'm not American, so all I could guess for "my _____ has a first name" was Rainier Wolfcastle's childhood bratwurst advert
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level 77
Jun 13, 2016
Fritz Schnackenpfefferhausen made the best bratwurst.
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level 46
Dec 15, 2015
To answer the soup to nuts question, we in the West have constant references to ancient Greece and Rome, in both our language and culture, largely because of the Renaissance. "Soup to nuts" means from start to finish, and it's a reference to how ancient Greeks began and ended their meals, respectively. There's also a less common phrase out there, "Ab ovo usque ad mala," or "from the egg all the way to the apples." It too means from start to finish, but it's a reference to how the Romans began and ended THEIR meals. That being said, I got soup to nuts only because of that comic strip...
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level 61
Jul 18, 2019
Interesting!
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level 53
Oct 11, 2019
I wanted to answer coffee because that is what many menus here end with. I also tried cheese. There is a campfire chant about a train having to back up and the meal being served backwards starting slowly with Co ffee, co ffee, co ffee, cheese and biscuits, cheese and biscuits, cheese and biscuits ... getting faster and faster through the fruit and custard, beef and carrots and fish and chips till it reaches a long whistle of Sooooooooooooooooup.
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level 61
Feb 26, 2018
I've never heard it as "don't put new wine in old bottles" but always as "don't put new wine into old wine skins". I think the point is that new wine will burst old wine skins, thus ruining both, whereas the age of a bottle wouldn't matter one way or another.
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level 21
Apr 14, 2018
life's not all peaches and cream! beer and skittles not a saying
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level 70
Jan 14, 2019
Might be worth reading the existing comments before posting a new one...
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level 58
Aug 1, 2018
"My bologna..." yeah, The Knack had a hit record something like that in 1979...
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level 22
Nov 14, 2018
wtf, some of these