A universal preoccupation with food is apparent in the many idioms based on it. Here are just 10:
1. Apples and oranges: Two things inherently different or incompatible. For example: “To compare ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ to the ‘Twilight’ series is to compare apples to oranges.”
2. Bad apple: A negative or corrupting influence on others; a troublesome or despicable person. For example: “One official of a national motorcycle organization argued that a few bad apples shouldn’t be allowed to ruin all motorcyclists’ reputations.”
3. Bring home the bacon: To bring home the prize or achieve success.