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sit like piffy on a rock bun

To be conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A "rock bun" or "rock cake" is a type of hard cake with currants; what "piffy" refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to go with my wife to her awards ceremony, but I didn't know anyone there and ended up sitting like piffy on a rock bun. After Tommy hit one of the other boys in his class, he was left sitting like piffy on a rock bun during playtime.
See also: bun, like, on, piffy, rock, sit

like piffy on a rock bun

Conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A "rock bun" or "rock cake" is a type of hard cake with currants; what "piffy" refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to go with my wife to her awards ceremony, but I didn't know anyone there and was left standing around like piffy on a rock bun. After Tommy hit one of the other boys in his class, he was left sitting like piffy on a rock bun during playtime.
See also: bun, like, on, piffy, rock

bun fight

1. A loud gathering. It often refers to a tea party or other formal gathering. Primarily heard in UK. I hope that bun fight in the next room can contain themselves! They are being so noisy that we can't enjoy our tea in here!
2. An angry and/or impassioned exchange. A: "How long has this bun fight been going on?" B: "I don't know, it feels like they've been arguing for hours!"
See also: bun, fight

piffy on a rock bun

Conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A "rock bun" or "rock cake" is a type of hard cake with currants; what "piffy" refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to go with my wife to her awards ceremony, but I didn't know anyone there and ended up sitting like piffy on a rock bun. After Tommy hit one of the other boys in his class, he was left like piffy on a rock bun during playtime.
See also: bun, on, piffy, rock

man bun

slang A hairstyle worn by some men with long hair in which the hair is tied into a "bun" (traditionally a female hairstyle) at the top or back of the head. My boyfriend has a man bun now, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
See also: bun, man

have a bun in the oven

To be pregnant. You're having a baby shower for Carla today? Wow, I didn't even know she had a bun in the oven.
See also: bun, have, oven

have a bun in the oven

be pregnant. informal
See also: bun, have, oven

have a ˈbun in the oven

(informal, humorous) be pregnant
See also: bun, have, oven
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I opened it out of curiosity and found the bun inside.
In response to vegans' requests, White Castle changed its bun formulation.
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Load on your choice of extras, add the bun top, serve and enjoy