Breakfast 2: milk, tea and jam
Idioms with milk
|milk something||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||useless||—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.|