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Is there an idiom such as "it must be the pizza" ? If so, does that mean something other than what it is ? very much Appreciated, : )

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It's not an idiom. It needs a context. E.g., "Why is everybody puking?" "It must be the pizza. Everybody ate pizza." It means that the pizza is what's making everyone throw up. You can substitute anything for pizza and the meaning will be the same: "The X is what's making everybody throw up", in this context. "It must be the..." is a standard phrase in English, though. –  user21497 Jan 3 '13 at 6:58
    
Thanks a lot Bill, It's easy to understand !! –  Johnny Koo Jan 3 '13 at 7:06

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“It must be the pizza” is not idiomatic, that is, its meaning is not “illogical or separate from the meanings of its component words”. However, as already suggested in a comment, the meaning is context dependent. For example, if the doorbell rings and Alice says, “It must be the pizza”, then Bob will understand that she means a pizza has been ordered and has arrived and he has to pay for it.

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Thank you so much, now I can explain it to my gf !!! have a great day ! –  Johnny Koo Jan 3 '13 at 7:06

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