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prawn cocktail offensive

The (often derisive) name used for politicians' efforts to gain financial support while attending a social event (where prawn cocktails are traditionally served). Primarily heard in UK. I don't want to go to this dinner party—it's just going to become another prawn cocktail offensive, and I'm sick of people asking me for money!

come the raw prawn

informal To act as though one has no knowledge of something. Primarily heard in Australia. I know she's coming the raw prawn with me because her fingerprints were found at the scene of the crime.
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come the raw prawn

If someone comes the raw prawn, they try to trick you, especially by pretending not to know about something. Don't come the raw prawn with me, sport, or I'll knock your head off.
See also: come, prawn, raw

come the raw prawn

attempt to deceive someone. Australian informal
In Australian English, a stupid person can be referred to as a prawn .
1959 Eric Lambert Glory Thrown In Don't ever come the raw prawn with Doc, mate. He knows all the lurks.
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Saute the prawns in a frying pan or a wok with a drizzle of oil until cooked and season, then add to the sauce.
Prawn Farm 2 has a land bank of 120,000 square meters (30 acres), with an additional 30,000 square meters reserved to construct an indoor grow-out farm with capacity to produce up to 1,200 MT of prawns per year.
Add the rice and prawns and fry for 4 minutes, then season with soy and fish sauce.
Lemon & Prawns welcomes children and is very accessible for the disabled.
As they are a vital part of the Swan and Canning rivers ecosystems, it s important we understand the Western School Prawn s role and the cause of their decline, Mr Jacob said.
16 large prawns, peeled and deveined, tails left on 8 rashers bacon, each cut crossways in half
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Investigators are baffled over the sight of millions of small prawns that washed up on a beach in Chile.
In Australia, school prawn (Metapenaeus macleayi, Haswell) occurs along the east coast of Australia.
Remove the prawns from their marinade and cook them either on soaked wooden skewers on a very hot barbecue or under a hot grill.
One result of this diversification effort is the American Prawn Cooperative (APC), a marketing co-op in Walstonburg, N.
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National Prawn Company (NPC), the world's largest fully integrated prawn farm, is set to invest $250 million into prawn farming amid surging demand and also boost its Middle East operations with the opening of a new office in Dubai.