these “fruit” expressions
which can add colour and richness to your language.
1. Bears fruit:
If your effort bears fruit it is successful and produces good results.
Your years of nurturing will bear fruit, and you will be proud parents.
2. Forbidden fruit:
A source of pleasure that involves breaking a rule or
doing something you are not supposed to do.
They enjoyed the forbidden fruit of an extra-marital affair.
3. First fruit:
The first fruits of a project or activity are the earliest results or profits.
His good durian harvest is the first fruit of his horticultural projects.
4. Apple of someone’s eye:
Someone who is beloved.
John is the apple of his mother’s eye.
5. Apple pie order:
Her house is always in apple pie order.
6. Apple polishing:
Doing things to gain the support or favour of someone.
The students in the last class are good in apple polishing.
7. Going bananas:
Behaving in a crazy way or becoming extremely angry.
He is going bananas over racing cars.
8. Banana republics:
Small, poor countries.
More aid should be given to banana republics.
9. Peaches and cream:
If you say a girl has a peaches and cream complexion,
you mean she has clear, smooth skin.
Her peaches and cream complexion gives her a healthy glow.
10. Peach or peachy:
Something described as peachy is very nice.
Everything is her life is just peachy.
11. Cherry- pick:
If you cherry-pick people or things,
they choose the best from a group,
often in a way considered unfair.
She cherry-picks the smart girls to be prefects.
A plum job is a good one which many people would like.
He got a plum job with a shipping company.
If a situation goes pear-shaped, bad things start happening.
His project to renovate his factory has gone pear-shaped.