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Everything’s better with CHOCOLATE / Idioms
White. Milk. Dark. Plain. Melted. In small colored spheres. In portable kisses. In bars. In cups. With peanut butter. With nuts. With caramel. With raspberry. With croissants. With strawberry. With orange. With coffee. With pretzels. With cookies. With chocolate. Everything’s better with chocolate. Good days, Bad days, the Apocalypse, PMS, Christmas.
‘About as useful as a chocolate teapot’ or ‘As good as a chocolate teapot’
Chocolate melts at just below body temperature so it melts in your mouth. This is why chocolate is so obviously a bad material for making teapots7, hence the phrase “as useless as a chocolate teapot”!
‘About as useful as a chocolate teapot’ or ‘as good as a chocolate teapot’ can be said about something that is of no practical use. Someone who isn’t very good at their job, playing video games or sports. Relative to anyone useless.
That George Bush is about as much use as a chocolate teapot
‘As much use as a chocolate fireguard’
A fireguard is used in front of a fireplace for safety. A chocolate fireguard is of no use.
An alternative to ‘As much use as a chocolate teapot’. ‘Chocolate fireguard’ can be used...