Food-Related Idioms from 'I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears'


To fish the cake: to patch things up (Spanish)

I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World by Jag Ballah is a collection of idioms with their meanings accompanied by illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Julia Suits. We have a few food-related idioms to share from this book, which comes out on June 16. More illustrations after the jump.


One hand cannot hold two watermelons: one thing at a time (Iranian)


Onions should grow from your navel: an insult (Yiddish)


To give squash/pumpkins: to stand someone up (Spanish, Latin America)


He should grow like an onion with his head in the ground: go take a hike (Yiddish)


I'm not hanging noodles on your ears: I'm not pulling your leg (Russian)