Where Did ‘Cold Turkey,’ 'Top Banana,' and These 8 Other Food Idioms Come From? from Where Did ‘Cold Turkey,’ 'Top Banana,' and These 8 Other Food Idioms Come From?

Where Did ‘Cold Turkey,’ 'Top Banana,' and These 8 Other Food Idioms Come From?

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Where Did ‘Cold Turkey,’ 'Top Banana,' and These 8 Other Food Idioms Come From?

Even when we’re not talking about food, culinary-themed idioms and expressions have worked their way into our lives. When we give up a vice all of a sudden, we quit “cold turkey.” When something’s easily done, we call it a “piece of cake.” But why do these terms exist? Where did they come from?