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!