5 Apple Idioms and Proverbs in English
1. a bad apple
a bad apple is one person who has a negative effect on others in a group.
For example: he is a bad apple.
2. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
When we say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” we mean that a child often behaves like his or her parents.
E.g.: A: Wow! Jack is so kind!
B: Look at his mother. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
3. the apple of someone’s eye
If you are the apple of someone’s eye, that person loves you more than anyone or anything else.
E.g.: In that class Sara was the apple of teacher's eye.
4. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
eating healthy foods will make you healthier…and you won’t have to go to the doctor as often!
5. apples and oranges
Sometimes, people ask us to compare two things that are too different to be compared fairly. So they are apples and oranges.
E.g.: That’s apple and oranges! You can’t compare the two.