Here are some examples from Jean-Damien's book.
'Sugar the strawberries' - not just to sweeten something good but overdo it.
-Which puzzles me because I've seen my friends spoon sugar over strawberries and raspberries, but there you go.
'Cooked your carrots' - now you've done it or you're in big trouble now
'Fall on your tie' - drink a glass of alcohol, a more designer term or metaphor for tipsy
'Plat du Jour' - no not just what is today's dish - the special - in the bistro, but an old term for a house prostitute in a bordello before they were -supposedly - closed in 1948 by the Marthe Richard law.
Even further in the gastronomic vein a 'soupeuse' as Flaubert noted in his correspondance, was a prostitute who became the hostess and dined with their
clients. A few culinary highlights I enjoyed - a fish in foam
Cara - Tuesday