meat and drink to one

meat and drink to (one)

Particularly appealing or enjoyable to one, especially when most people would regard the same task or topic with disdain. Working on complex pension calculations would put me to sleep, but it's meat and drink to my brother.
See also: and, drink, meat

meat and drink to one

A source of great satisfaction or delight, as in Good music is meat and drink to her. This metaphoric expression, transferring basic sustenance to satisfaction, appeared as early as 1533, in John Frith's A Boke Answering unto Mr. Mores Letter: "It is meat and drink to this child to play."
See also: and, drink, meat, one