Thursday, 1 March 2012

Fruit Phrases

The English Language is a funny old thing. Full of phrases and sayings that we all use, but few actually understand. We've dug up some our favourite fruit phrases that crop up from time to time.

Next time you’re rooting around in your office fruit delivery; see if there are any more that spring to mind

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – This one just seems to make sense, the more fresh fruit you have in your diet, the healthier you will be

I don’t give a fig – I just don’t care

Going bananas – A light-hearted way of saying that someone or something has gone a bit crazy

A rotten apple - A bad person or thing

It’s all gone pear shaped – Something you say when it’s all gone a bit wrong

Sour grapes – Having ‘sour grapes’ is when you criticise something that you're actually jealous of

The cherry on the cake  The most appealing part of a situation

Oranges are not the only fruit – This handy phrase means ‘not all people are the same’

A peach  something beautiful

Another bite of the cherry – To have another go at something

The apple of my eye – They way to refer to the one you cherish the most

Upset the apple cart – To mess things up

Top banana – A very important person

Can you think of any more?

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