Do you have a ‘sweet tooth’?

Lesson Overview

The English idiom “sweet tooth” is used for people who like sweet-tasting foods (cakes, sweets, pudding, candy and desserts).

Remember: Idioms are English phrases that have a different meaning to the individual words in the phrase. If you hear a native speaker say they have a “sweet tooth”, it doesn’t mean they have a tooth made from sugar!

Here’s an example of the idiom in use:

Penny:           Thanks for dinner, I’m so full!

Jade:               That’s ok! Make sure you’ve got room for dessert, I’ve made cheesecake and chocolate mousse!

Penny:            Oh yum! Well, you know I have a sweet tooth, so I will definitely have dessert!

(Penny loves sweet foods and dessert.)


Do you have a sweet tooth? What’s your favourite dessert? Write your answers in the comments box below!

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