Idioms and expressions using cutlery (knife, fork, and spoon)
1. a forked tongue – a liar or deceitful person.?? Don’t trust that guy.? He has (or speaks with) a forked tongue.
2.? like a hot knife through butter – easily, without difficulty.? Was she able to solve those math problems?? Yes, she went through the test like a hot knife through butter.
3.? knife-edge – a position of extreme danger or uncertainty.?? There were only two candidates remaining for the job.? He felt like he was on a knife-edge as he waited to hear the result.
4.? to be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth – born with money.?? His family is very rich.? He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
5. to spoon-feed (as to a baby) – to help or teach someone without requiring them to think.? When the professor taught Physics, he tried to never spoon-feed his students.? They needed to find their own answers.