slave over a hot stove

slave over a hot stove

To spend a lot of time and effort preparing and cooking a meal. I spent all day slaving over a hot stove, and now you say you aren't hungry?
See also: hot, over, slave

slave over a hot stove

work very hard preparing a meal. informal
See also: hot, over, slave
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There's no need to slave over a hot stove to prepare the evening meal.
After all that hard graft decorating, there's no need to slave over a hot stove as our mouthwatering recipes are effortless to make - but look really fancy.
FORGET acting, singing and falling out of taxis in front of the paparazzi - it seems all Britain's celebs really want to do is slave over a hot stove.
Soon, it will be cheaper to eat out than slave over a hot stove.