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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

have a bun in the oven

  (British & Australian humorous)
to be pregnant I hear Wendy's got a bun in the oven.
See also: bun, have, oven
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