pound salt

pound salt

To engage in pointless, menial efforts or labor. Used as an imperative to express disdain, contempt, or dismissal. A variant of the more common expression "pound sand." I can't believe Sam told his teacher to go pound salt. Where does that kid get such attitude? Charles, why don't you pound salt instead of coming around here hassling me about my business?
See also: pound, salt
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I told them to go pound salt because I didn't need a hydro service that bad," Jolliffe says.
In capsule form the formula is: one pound salt to one gallon water to four ounces battery acid.
We have gone through about a dozen bags of eighty pound salt in a week," he said, after the weekend storm had abated.
1/4 pound salt pork, diced (or 4 slices bacon, chopped)
Black Beans 1/3 pound salt pork, diced 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 2-1/2 cups (about 1 lb.
For the veal tongue: 4 gallons water 8 ounces granulated sugar 1 pound salt 2 teaspoons pink curing salt 1 veal tongue 1 Spanish onion, peeled and quartered 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped 4 sprigs thyme 2 bay leaves Dark chicken stock, as needed For the veal tongue: In large, non-reactive container, place water, sugar and salts and stir until salts and sugar dissolve.