Take a peek at these idioms and expressions with bread and pastry. They all come with picture to help you understand better.
No matter which country you’re from, you’re bound to have bread in your diet. Bread is a cheap staple food made from flour, water, and yeast (to make it rise). It’s then baked in the oven.
FUN FACT – ‘ Brown bread’ is a slang term meaning dead. It’s a special type of slang that is specifically for London – it’s called Cockney rhyming slang.
Who doesn’t love a pie? A pie (pronounced p-i-yuh) is a sweet or savoury filling that is encased in delicious pasty and baked in the oven. Popular British fillings include: minced beef and onion, steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom and for dessert – apple.
A sandwich is a classic food us Brits eat for lunch. It consists of a delicious filling which includes meat, cheese and salad vegetables sandwiched between 2 pieces of bread. Yes, that’s right, I said ‘sandwiched’. It’s also a regular verb which means to insert or squeeze people or objects between other people or objects. For example
- I didn’t enjoy the concert, I was sandwiched between 2 6-foot men,
FUN FACT – The ‘d’ in sandwich can be pronounced or silent, in reality, most people pronounce it like ‘sam-wich’.