UNIT 3 Eating and drinking
Mandy: You said you were going to whip something up, not prepare a feast!
Pamela: Well, we don’t get to break bread with each other that often. And it’s a special day. Jose: Yes, it is. Let’s drink to Dave and Mandy!
Pamela: Absolutely! Let’s break out the champagne!
(a bit later)
Dave: That was fantastic—salmon washed down with champagne.
Mandy: I am afraid I really stuffed myself with the salmon. It was delicious.
Jose: I really pigged out, too. Wonderful.
Break bread with someone: to eat together
Eat like a horse: to eat a lot of food often (!)
Eat someone out of house and home: to eat a lot of food in someone’s home
Pig out: to eat a lot (!)
Put away food or drinks: to eat or drink a lot of something Stuff your face: to eat a lot quickly or continuously (!) Pick at food: to eat in small pieces without enjoyment
Drink to someone/something: to take a drink (usually of alcohol) to wish good health or good
luck to someone of something
Drown your sorrows: to drink a lot of alcohol to stop feeling sad Tank / fill up on something: to drink a lot of something
Wash something down: to drink liquid to help swallow food or medicine Drink like a fish: drink a lot
Preparing and serving food and drink: Break out something / break something out: to serve food or drinks to people Whip up something / whip something up: to quickly prepare something to eat