Going Shopping: carrot, cucumber, beans, tomato
Idioms with vegetables
|dangle a carrot (in front of someone)||encourage or persuade someone by offering an incentive or a reward||All you have to do is dangle a carrot and he will accept the job.|
|a carrot top||a person with red hair||The baby is so cute, she’s a carrot top like her mum.|
|cool as a cucumber||be calm and collected||The situation was stressful, but Laura was cool as a cucumber.|
|be full of beans||have a lot of energy||The children are always full of beans on Christmas morning.|
|spill the beans||reveal a secret||We wanted to share our big news ourselves, but Nadia had already spilled the beans.|
|a bean counter||a person whose job involves accounting||My job isn’t that interesting, I’m just a bean counter in the planning department.|
(pronounced: to-may-to, to-mah-to)
|what difference does it make?
(only used in spoken language)
|—Shall we use the green plates or the blue ones?