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barmy on the crumpet

Eccentric or weird. In this phrase, a "crumpet" (a muffinlike pastry) is synonymous with one's head, and "barmy" means "yeasty." What do you think of John's strange behavior lately? I'm starting to wonder if he's a bit barmy on the crumpet.
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the thinking man's/women's crumpet

One who is considered both intelligent and attractive, and is therefore sexually desirable. It's clear that she's trying to present herself as the thinking man's crumpet, always carrying around those books.
See also: crumpet, thinking
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Our crumpets are very versatile, but I've never heard of that particular combination before.
The Village Bakery's five-grain crumpets were awarded a gold award for innovation at the Baking Industry Awards, whilst their sourdough crumpets were honoured at the Quality Food Awards and won a gold award from the food industry magazine, The Grocer.
As well as crumpets and pikelets, he had oat-cakes.
Bolton-based Warburtons have 5000 workers, 12 bakeries and 14 depots around Britain and deliver 800million wrapped loaves, wraps, crumpets, pancakes and rolls a year.
To make matters worse, she wouldn't eat the tablets unless they were hidden in a crumpet.
YULE LOVE IT: Heston's choc pud, popping spread and the crumpet trees
The Sweetspot brand is the latest successful creation from NewLeaf after its Classic Crumpet was snapped up by retailers including Harvey Nichols.
Crumpets Ingredients 8oz plain white flour 1 sachet dried yeast 1 teaspoon of caster sugar 1 teaspoon salt 8floz warm milk ' teaspoon baking soda Butter or oil to fry Method In a large bowl or electric mixer beat the flour, sugar, salt and yeast with the warm milk until smooth.
Share the roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes and red onion between the crumpets.
Cheeky artist Laura Hadland and a team of 15 helpers spent more than 24 hours designing and creating collages of the Pippa's face and famous bottom using crumpets, reports the Mirror.
The Dunstable-based company claims to provide just over half the own-label tortillas sold in the UK and also supplies naan, flatbreads, filled breads, doughballs and morning goods such as crumpets.
On the Royal Wedding Day on April 29, 2011, the hotel will host a Crumpets and Couture event at Seasons Restaurant, which includes afternoon tea and a fashion show featuring collections of designers, Karen Millen and LK Bennett.
In the morning the caring footie star made her some crumpets with plum marmalade.
They handed out fresh bread and crumpets to the public for a donation to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which is based at the Freeman Hospital.
For the first time since the Raj introduced tea and crumpets to the region, Pakistan's cricket team forfeited a test match against Great Britain after the refs ruled that the Pakistani players had tampered with the ball, a capital offense among the ultra-civilized, white-shirted players who break for high tea.