Do Food Expressions Drive You ‘Bananas’? (Smithsonian)

Ever wonder how “the apple of my eye” came to mean a person who is particularly dear? The expression’s origin sure isn’t romantic. And why is it that so many food-related words have come to mean “crazy”? Think bananas, crackers, and nuts. Getting to the bottom of where food idioms come from isn’t always a piece of cake.

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