As a follow up to last week’s post, this week I will give you a few phrases about lemons.
If I am very angry at someone, I might say “Go suck a lemon!”
If someone gives me an answer I don’t like or agree with, I might say “that answer’s a lemon!”
Any product with many problems or breakdowns is called “a lemon”. Most often used for cars. That car’s a real lemon!
I also found this Russian idiom that I think works well in English too. Как выжатый лимон
“Like a squeezed lemon” This is used when you feel exhausted after working for a long time. “I feel like a squeezed lemon!”
And finally, the most famous phrase: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This just means make the best out of whatever comes in life. This is good advice for all of us.