breakfast of champions


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breakfast of champions

An ironic praise for food or drink that is generally considered unhealthy, especially when one consumes it for breakfast or early in the day. Taken from the advertising slogan for Wheaties brand cereal, known for featuring prominent athletes on its packaging. Ah, beer. The breakfast of champions! Don't knock it, man. Cold pizza is the breakfast of champions.
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breakfast of champions

n. a first alcoholic drink of the day, taken in the morning, instead of breakfast. (Collegiate.) He calls it the breakfast of champions. I call it a bad sign of something out of hand.
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Native American Jim Thorpe, who was an Olympic double gold medallist, as well as a pro baseball and football player, has made it to the cover of Wheaties; the popular cereal dubbed The Breakfast of Champions.
After the three guitarists whipped themselves into a frenzy with numbers such as Breakfast of Champions and Empty Sign Up Sheet, we began to get the real picture.
Best known as "The Breakfast of Champions," General Mills' Wheaties has had American sports icons gracing the front of its familiar orange boxes for the past 75 years.
Rosewater (1965), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1983), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1987), and Hocus Pocus (1990).
A NORTHERN Irish strongman taking on some of the UK's giants has said he is looking forward to pulling a lorry as he tucked into a breakfast of champions.
Some of the works examined include A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and Slapstick.
Kim, a reconstructive surgeon at Fallon Clinic in Worcester, will receive the Britney Gengel International Humanitarian Award at the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts' 2011 Breakfast of Champions at 7:30 a.
The Breakfast of Champions will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 7:00 a.
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And not just the breakfast of champions, its seems.
JOHN McKAY, former USC and Tampa Bay Bucs football coach: "The Breakfast of Champions is not a cereal to tough football teams.
When students in your school or district earn straight A's for a term, hosting a Breakfast of Champions for them can be a wonderful community outreach gesture while giving everyone an opportunity to savor some good news about education.
MANY wannabe actors and actresses were thrilled when superstar Bruce Willis walked into a mass casting call for his new movie, Breakfast Of Champions, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Piehler, CEO of the Central Massachusetts chapter, at the annual Breakfast of Champions.
of Northern Iowa) examines the career of the late American writer Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), author of such works as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions.