15 hidden meanings of popular food phrases
Ever gone bananas? Or maybe you're cool as a cucumber. Maybe for you, finding the source of food-based idioms is a piece of cake. Even if you think you are a big cheese and already know everything, Eat24.com came up with 12 origins of popular food phrases â€“ and then we added a few more of our own, too.
1. "It's all gravy"
Meaning: Itâ€™s all good
Whatâ€™s the point of mashed potatoes, turkey, or poutine without a rich dolloping of gravy. This phrase originated from an Old English saying. Life, it explained, is meat and potatoes, and the luxuries are gravy. So essentially when you say "itâ€™s all gravy," youâ€™re saying "it" is all the awesome, saucy goodness in the world.
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