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brown breadBread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread.Rate it:

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brown bagA short presentation or seminar on a given subject, especially one given at lunchtime.Rate it:

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brown noserOne who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.Rate it:

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brown powerThe production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.Rate it:

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brown studyA melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.Rate it:

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brown thumbLack of skill at growing plants; something possessed by a poor gardener.Rate it:

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brown-noserAlternative spelling of brown noser. (one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.)Rate it:

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bread-and-butterUsed other than as an idiom: see bread, and, butter.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterRelating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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bread and butterBread spread with butter.Rate it:

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bread and butterThat which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA general saying used to ward off bad luckRate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.Rate it:

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eaten bread is soon forgottenKind deeds or favours are often forgotten by the beneficiary/beneficiaries once they have been done.Rate it:

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fried breadBread slices dipped in an egg and milk mixture and pan fried then served with syrup, molasses, butter, margarine, and topped w/whip cream, powdered sugar et al.Rate it:

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greatest thing since sliced breadA relatively recent invention likely to significantly improve people's lives.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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know which side one's bread is buttered onTo be aware of where one's interests lie in a situation.Rate it:

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Turkish breadUsed other than as an idiom: see Turkish, bread.Rate it:

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Turkish breadA broad, round and flat bread made from wheat, sometimes considered a type of pita; pide.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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Bottle of DogNewcastle Brown AleRate it:

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chestnutA dark, reddish-brown colour/color.Rate it:

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chestnutA reddish-brown horse.Rate it:

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chestnutOf a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.Rate it:

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hunger is a good sauce(dated) Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.1854, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman, Punch, Vol. XXVI, Punch Publications Ltd., page 74:His bread and cheese were somewhat dry, to be sure; his ale had become flat, and considerably warmer than was desirable; but hunger is a good sauce, and thirst is not particular.Rate it:

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pretzelA toasted bread or cracker usually in the shape of a loose knot.Rate it:

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rye seedCaraway seed, used whole as a flavoring in the best-known type of rye bread- often mistakenly assumed to be the rye itself.Rate it:

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sewer ratbrown rat (Rattus norvegicus)Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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upper crustThe topmost layer of a bread, pastry dish, or other item with a hardened coating.Rate it:

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yank offTo remove something, like a piece of cloth or bread, by tearing it with one quick strong pull.Rate it:

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