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be toast

To be in serious trouble; to be ruined, finished, or defeated. If mom and dad find out we took their car out last night, we're toast! Down by 45 points with only two minutes left in the game, it's pretty safe to say that the home team is toast at this point.
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be the toast of (the town)

To be someone who is especially well-liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of the town ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast

the toast of (the town)

Someone who is especially well-liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur's new tech innovation has made him the toast of the town in Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
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be the toast of (some place)

To be someone who is especially well liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of Silicon Valley ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast

the toast of (some place)

Someone who is especially well liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place The young entrepreneur's new tech innovation has made him the toast of Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast

have (someone) on toast

To have power over someone. Primarily heard in UK. Of course they'll heed our demands—we have them on toast.
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propose a toast

To request that those present raise their glasses in honor of or tribute to someone or something. Before we all sit down to our meal, I just want to propose a toast to my mother. Mom, we all love you so much, and we hope your retirement marks the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your life.
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propose a toast

to make a toast before a celebratory drink. I'd like to propose a toast in honor of your birthday. At the wedding reception, the bride's father proposed a toast to the new couple.
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*warm as toast

very warm and cozy. (*Also: as ~.) The baby will be warm as toast in that blanket. We were as warm as toast by the side of the fire.
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warm as toast

Comfortably warm, as in It was freezing outside, but we were warm as toast in front of the fire. Despite the British custom of serving toasted bread in a rack that rapidly cools it, this idiom originated in England, at first as hot as toast (c. 1430) and by the mid-1800s in its present form.
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be toast

INFORMAL
If someone is toast, they are about to lose their job or position or are about to be punished or killed. Her only comment on his dismissal was: `I told you he was toast.' If you don't do what they say, you're toast.
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be toast

be or be likely to become finished, defunct, or dead. informal, chiefly North American
1998 Times A new star has entered the financial firmament. Look to your laurels, George Soros , Warren Buffett , you're toast.
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have someone on toast

be in a position to deal with someone as you wish. British informal
1993 Esquire The more he thought, the more I knew I had him on toast.
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warm as toast

pleasantly warm.
1991 W. P. Kinsella Box Socials Scrunched down, warm as toast, between the cookstove and the woodbox, I couldn't see that getting something for nothing could be all that bad.
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propose a ˈtoast (to somebody)

ask people to wish somebody health, happiness and success by raising their glasses and drinking: I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.In the past, the name of a lady who was being wished health and happiness was supposed to improve the flavour of the wine like the pieces of spiced toast that people put in their wine.
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be ˈtoast

(slang) be in very serious trouble: If Dad finds out about this, we’re toast!This probably comes from the US film Ghostbusters.
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be the toast of...

be somebody who is praised by a lot of people in a particular place because of something that they have done well: Eddie was the toast of Hollywood yesterday after winning three awards for his latest film.
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(as) warm as ˈtoast

pleasantly warm compared to the cold air outside etc: I’ll light the fire and we’ll soon be as warm as toast in here.
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toast

1. n. a drunkard. The old toast stumbled in front of a car.
2. mod. excellent. This stuff is so toast!
3. mod. burned; done for. If you don’t get here in twenty minutes, you’re toast.

toasted

mod. alcohol intoxicated. The chick got toasted on two glasses of cheap white wine.
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If you do this gradual toast, you're kinda going to get all of those," he said.
Breakfast: Sausage patty, fruit cocktail, toast, milk, juice.
Barrels with the ripple staves are available with any toast and are designed to provide more new oak impact without buying more new oak barrels.
There's an impressive selection of dessert options under the "Toast for a sweet tooth" section of the menu, and I can't resist ordering the lemon meringue pie on brioche toast (PS5.
ca/recipe/churros-french-toast-with-white-chocolate-orange-ganache/19304/) delicious French toast .
Toast - not with eggs for breakfast - but toast as this really elegant, elevated starter or second course that I was starting to see a lot at cafes and in restaurants.
ROASTED BEETS ON TOAST WITH LABNEH AND SAFFRON HONEY (Serves 4) TO MAKE THE SAFFRON HONEY AND ROASTED BEETS: 1/2tsp saffron threads 120ml honey 1/4tsp, plus a pinch, of coarse salt 3 medium beetroots, ends trimmed 2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2tsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves Freshly ground black pepper FOR THE TOAST: Four 3/4inch-thick slices of country-style bread 240ml labneh (Lebanese-style) yoghurt or plain Greek yoghurt 4tbsp toasted and roughly chopped pistachios Flaky salt MAKE THE SAFFRON HONEY: 1.
No matter what, gussied up toast can be a great indulgence.
Oor Tammy was filmed making a bacon sandwich for husband Jay when she asked: "Is it called bread or toast when it's not toasted?
When working with music, photos or video, Roxio Toast 12 offers an intuitive interface and built-in tutorials to simplify all your digital media tasks.
What the Toast is best known for is the original dishes, like the popular Guy Scramble--a mix of eggs, cheddar, avocado, black beans and fresh salsa--or the Green Eggs and Ham--a play on eggs benedict that includes anadama bread and a homemade triple herb sauce.
Scrambled eggs on toast Top 2 slices of wholemeal toast (from a small 400g loaf) with scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes.
com, the RN said in a release that the Saturday night toast was altered to "reflect cultural changes" in the fleet, which has incorporated more female sailors for over 20 years.
With features such as a crumb tray at the base of the toaster, a defrost option, toast rack or bun warmer, and cancel function, this toaster makes toasting everything from a slice of bread to a waffle, super easy
Apparently, that's what many IHOP diners think of the chain's Original French Toast.