Fruit Salad: apple, banana, cherry, grape, orange, lemon
Idioms with apple
|it’s apples and oranges||it’s pointless to compare two fundamentally different or opposing things||You can’t compare Max’s job with Emma’s; he’s a footballer and she’s a brain surgeon, it’s apples and oranges.|
|the apple of my eye||favourite or most beloved person||Silvia’s little grandson is the apple of her eye, they spend every day together.|
|the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree||children grow up to be similar to their parents||—Clara is studying medicine, she wants to be a doctor like her mum.
—Well, you know what they say. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
|a bad apple||a person with questionable character whose behaviour has a negative effect on others||I was a bad apple at school. I played tricks on the teachers and made my friends help me.|
Idioms with other fruit
|go bananas||become extremely angry or excited||Alice will go bananas when she opens her birthday present. She’s been asking for a bike for months.|
|cherry pick||the practice of only selecting the very best items from what is available||You have to look at all the facts instead of just cherry picking those that support your ideas.|
|sour grapes||having a negative attitude towards something because it can’t be obtained, similar to being a sore loser||Paula said that she didn’t really want the job anyway, but I think that’s just sour grapes because they gave it to Jeff.|