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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.
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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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Shia and Shafai Islamic jurisprudence also treat prawn as halal.
Minister Joyce said although this is a positive milestone, there is still a long way to go in rebuilding the Logan River prawn industry and confirming the disease has been eradicated from our waters.
24 large shell-on king prawns, peeled with the tail left on
Cut a shallow slit on the stomach side of the prawns to open them slightly, then straighten the prawns and insert them into barbecue skewers.
Suppliers have reported a 15% jump in prawn prices over the past three months because of supply issues and the weak pound.
Thread the prawns on to four skewers, brush with the remaining marinade and season
Similar to present study New (1980) reported 27 to 35% as best protein level for growth of shrimp and prawns Mitra et al.
Until then, these king prawn brochettes will brighten up any meal time.
The market for organic prawns remains tiny, that's what is holding us up,' Surakit tells me over dinner of crab and sea bass and prawns reared at his farm, sitting outdoors in the humid night amid the hum of insects.
But Australian Prawn Farms in Queensland is using a product made from off-cuts and waste from seafood processing plants such as tuna canneries.
As for the prawn crackers, we ordered one portion but felt like we had enough to feed the street and unfortunately they defeated us.
The annual catch of banana prawns during the period of 2001-2010 ranged from 1776 t in 2004 to 3122 t in 2009, fluctuating as much as 1000 t between years (Fig.
The Aberdeen smokehouse's premium-take on the 1980s dinner party favourite combines luxuriously rich and creamy prawn cocktail sauce with juicy North Atlantic Prawns.
French Beans and Sugar Snap Peas Salad with Prawns (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 250g French beans and 250g sugar peas 20 prawns Chopped chervil leaves 16 cherry tomatoes For the dressing 2tbsps balsamic vinegar 1tbsp Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard 1tsp light brown sugar Pinch of salt 1/4tsp ground black pepper 6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil (taste once mixed, add more oil or vinegar to taste) METHOD 1.