Idiomatic Vocabulary 8: a sweet tooth

The Phrase

 To have a sweet tooth

Its Definition

To like eating sweet and sugary food and drink


This phrase is useful because it can describe almost everyone, and food is a common topic that can come into many conversations. We all either like, or don’t like, sweet food.

Example Sentences

In IELTS Speaking

  • “Oh, I definitely have a sweet tooth. I just love chocolate, cheesecake, and various snacks.”
  • “I really have a sweet tooth, just like my mother, but my father didn’t have one at all.”

In IELTS Writing

  • Confectionery companies produce a multitude of products, catering to the ‘sweet tooth’ of modern consumers.
  • One of the common causes of obesity is undoubtedly the ‘sweet tooth’ possessed by many people.