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21. Eat you / us out of house and home
When someone or something eats a large amount of food, it can become costly. This expression stresses how expensive it is and jokingly means that the people who are living in the house may lose their home to pay for all the food.
- Our son eats so much he is going to eat us out of house and home!
22. Egg on his / her face
A person who has been embarrassed by something that has happened to them.
- Neil was left with egg on his face after he forgot to bring the contract to the meeting.
23. Egg them on / egged on
If someone teases another person into doing something they perhaps didn’t want to do, it is called egging them on.
- The other students at school egged me on to put water on the teacher’s chair.
24. Full of beans
A person who has lots of energy is said to be full of beans.
- Katie is full of beans today.
25. Go bananas
To act crazily and/or become insane.
- Terry has gone bananas; he is jumping and running around like crazy!
26. Gone nuts
To mentally go crazy.
- The stress caused Patricia to go nuts; she is in the hospital now recovering.
27. Have your cake and eat it too
When you want two things but only one is possible. The expression uses an actual cake as an example, it looks beautiful, and you would like to have it always, but once you have eaten the cake, it is gone!
- You cannot have your cake and eat it too.
28. He/she has butterfingers
When someone is very clumsy and always drops things we apply this expression to them.
- Owen is always dropping things; he has butterfingers.
29. His goose is cooked
To be in a lot of trouble and suffer the consequences of one’s actions. It is a very old expression which most native English speakers would not even be able to say what it’s origin is.
- I can’t believe you shared confidential information with the enemy; your goose is cooked!
30. Hot potato
If something is important, even dangerous and time sensitive, it is called a ‘hot potato.’ You cannot hold a hot potato in your hands without burning your hands. The same idea applies to things that could cause you harm, both literally and figuratively.
- That contract is a hot potato if we don’t get it signed we will be in big trouble with management.
- The soldier handled the bomb like a hot potato.