Breakfast 2: milk, tea and jam
Idioms with milk
|get as much as possible out of a person or situation, often in an unfair way
|Tom only had a slight cold, but he really milked it and took two whole weeks off work.
|There’s no use crying over spilled/spilt milk.
|it’s useless to be upset about something that has already happened and cannot be changed
|—I can’t believe Fred forgot my birthday.
—I know, but there’s no use crying over spilled milk. Try to look forward.
Idioms with tea
|a storm in a teacup
|when people are angry, outraged or upset about an issue that is unimportant
|—People are furious about the new iPhone update.
—It’s a storm in a teacup. They’ll get used to it.
|as useful as a chocolate teapot
|—These concert tickets are about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
—They are for yesterday! Not today!
|not my cup of tea
|not what I like, not what I’m interested in
|—Do you want to come to a music festival at the weekend?
—No thanks, festivals aren’t really my cup of tea.
Idioms with jam
|be in a jam
|find yourself in a difficult situation
|Can you help me? I’m in a bit of a jam. I’ve locked myself out of the house.