- The apple of your eye
E.g. She has three children, but her youngest son is the apple of her eye.
- Go bananas
E.g. She’ll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition.
- A bite at the cherry
E.g. He definitely wants a bite of the cherry.
- Not give a fig
E.g. You can do what you want. I don’t give a fig.
- Apples and oranges
E.g. My mom and my mother-in-law are just apples and oranges.
E.g. The car dealer sold me a lemon.
E.g. You brought me coffee? Ah, you’re a peach.
- Go pear-shaped
E.g. What are we going to do this weekend if our plans go pear-shaped?
- A plum job
E.g. He got a plum job in an insurance company.
- The apple never falls far from the tree
E.g. Her daughter soon showed her own musical talent, proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
- Bad apple (especially US)
E.g. It is hoped the inquiry will pick out the bad apples in the police force…