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  • Hello, I'm a very interesting and intelligent man.

  • And today, these bananas, this cherry, these grapes, and I will be teaching you some English idioms.

  • I bet you've never been taught by some fruit before!

  • Now, as we know, all sensible fruit is round, and green, or red, or orange, but not this fellow.

  • No. The banana is long and yellow, and he bends.

  • What a crazy fruit!

  • And what's more, monkeys eat them. And we all know what monkeys are like.

  • In English, if someone is very emotional and start shouting and behaving in a crazy way, we say, "He's going bananas."

  • To go bananas.

  • Like me, when I scored the winning goal in the last minute of that cup final, I went completely bananas.

  • Oh, really?

  • Well, that's wonderful for you!

  • Yes, but you know, there's more to life than money.

  • It doesn't really interest me at all.

  • That was my boss. He's won the lottery. Twenty million pounds!

  • I told him I wasn't really interested in money, so I'm not jealous at all.

  • But it's not true...I wish I was rich!

  • Thank you.

  • Yes, it's a case of sour grapes.

  • In English, if somebody pretends not to be impressed by something because they're jealous,

  • we say, "It's a case of sour grapes."

  • It's a case of sour grapes.

  • At least, now he's so rich, perhaps he'd leave.

  • Mmm...cherries. Did you know I could juggle?

  • Hang on, give me a second bite of the cherry.

  • In English, if we try to do something a second time because we failed at first, we call it a second bite of the cherry.

  • Here I go! How about a third bite of the cherry?

  • What do you mean there are no cherries left?

Hello, I'm a very interesting and intelligent man.

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B1 UK cherry fruit sour bite jealous case

Fruit Idioms - BBC Learning English (The Teacher)

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