Sayings About Food #2

The missing words are foods or drinks. See if you can guess them.
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Last updated: June 13, 2016
First submittedNovember 17, 2010
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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 69
Jun 10, 2013
Beer and skittles? Not rainbows and lollipops?
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Level 65
Aug 22, 2013
Beer and skittles together? That is nasty!
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Level 75
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 61
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 69
Apr 15, 2021
According to Google nGram (which shows how often words or phrases are found in all written works that Google has digitally catalogued) "not all beer and skittles" appeared first in the early 1800s and is still more common than "not all peaches and cream". Both are far more common than "not all rainbows and lollipops".
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Level 75
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 77
May 2, 2017
I'd never heard the nailing or laws clues, but managed to guess them.
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Level 58
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 75
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 52
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 46
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 67
Jan 5, 2017
Agree with Jerry. I would say comparing Apples to Pears. New Zealand saying.
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Level 67
Jul 18, 2019
Apples and pears in the netherlands aswell
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2021
Any chance you're all thinking of ... "stairs"?
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2015
I always thought the saying was "Easy as Pi"........ referring to 3.142
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2021
I've literally never heard pi rounded to three digits.
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Level 18
May 22, 2015
never heard that expression about jello before...
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Level 67
Jul 18, 2019
are you panda's hoes or panda shoes?
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Level 83
Feb 15, 2022
I just started randomly guessing things that would be hard to nail to walls and got it on about my 7th guess.
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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 80
Jun 13, 2016
Fritz Schnackenpfefferhausen made the best bratwurst.
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Level 78
Aug 26, 2020
I could only think of that too.
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Level 55
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 67
Jul 18, 2019
Interesting!
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Level 62
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 69
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 74
Sep 9, 2020
Whoever coined that phrase has never had a good ripasso....
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Level 43
Apr 14, 2018
life's not all peaches and cream!

beer and skittles not a saying

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Level 77
Jan 14, 2019
Might be worth reading the existing comments before posting a new one...
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2021
Good luck with that crusade.
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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
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Level 59
Jan 15, 2020
Got jello and beer by just guessing randomly
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2020
I've heard non good versions of a couple of these. 'Life's not all sunshine and rainbows', and 'Like nailing sand to the wall'.
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Level 78
Apr 12, 2020
I've encountered trying to nail OATMEAL to the wall, but not Jello. Maybe an alternate option (I eventually guessed Jello by guessing what other squishy foods would not be easily nailed to a wall)
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Level 58
May 24, 2020
Is 'soup to nuts' an American phrase? What does it mean?
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Level 74
Sep 9, 2020
From beginning to end, like starting a meal with soup and finishing off with nuts. Apparently. I learnt/learned it by reading the comments above.
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Level 76
Jan 6, 2022
Bologna and soup to nuts clearly American idioms that haven't made it to Australia in any meaningful way. And the Australian saying for nailing what to a wall doesn't involve something you eat! Got the rest though, but had to guess beer and skittles.
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Level 83
Feb 15, 2022
The bologna thing isn't really a saying. It's part of an advertising jingle by Oscar Meyer, makers of awful lunch meats.
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Level 76
Apr 20, 2022
Soup to nuts and life's not all beer to skittles are phrases I don't think I've ever heard before. I missed a couple of more of these, but slapped my forehead after the answers were revealed.
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Level 36
Apr 20, 2022
"Fruits of your labour" is good as well.
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Level 81
Apr 20, 2022
Got 'tea' while going for "Spill the ___". Did not notice it filled in the wrong blank at first, which was confusing later on. I suspect that within the younger demographic, tea is pretty common.