English Vocabulary: Idioms and Food Part III – “Soup”

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Also, today is part three of our idiom series. Part I was “eggs“, part II was “bread“.

Idioms with “soup”

As easy as duck soup – very easy.
Example: “It was as easy as duck soup to find the party”

As thick as pea soup – very thick. We use this to describe fog as well as liquids.
Example: “The fog was as thick as pea soup, it was very hard to see where the car was going”

Everything from soup to nuts – everything you can think of.
Example: “My parents bought everything, from soup to nuts, for the Christmas holiday”

In the soup – in serious trouble, in a bad situation.
Example: “My best friend is in the soup: she cheated during her final exams”

To soup something up – to make something faster or more powerful.
Example: “John is obsessed with cars and just souped his up like Pimp my Drive”

Too many cooks spoil the broth – too many people trying to do the same thing will cause problems.
Example: “Four people working on the same graphic design won’t work, too many cooks spoil the broth”


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