ACET: Idiom of the Day!!
This week’s idiom is Cast Your Eye Over It
Cast your eye over the picture on this page – what is it? It is an Irish breakfast.
Cast your eye over it means to look at it quickly or to glance at it, without paying attention to the details. You could say take a quick look at this picture.
If you want to examine something more carefully we would say ‘take a good look at this picture. Do you know what it contains? Try to name as many items as you can.
The origin of this expression is thought to be from Middle English word ‘casten‘ which means to throw.
To answer the question an Irish breakfast contains sausages, rashers, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, black and white pudding and hash browns.
Even casting an eye over it will make you hungry – don’t you agree?