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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 entrepeneur 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.
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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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the toast of somewhere

the person who is most admired somewhere His charm and wit made him the toast of Paris.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form the toast of the town: After rave reviews of her play, she is the toast of the town.
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be the toast of somebody

to be liked and admired by a group of people His charm and wit made him the toast of Paris. After rave reviews of her play, she is the toast of the town.
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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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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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We believe we have developed the art of toasting into a real science and the products will deliver the best possible toasting experience for the consumer.
At toasting time, Post suggests everyone else lift their glass to eye, face or chin level - and after the toast everyone should touch glasses with the person on the right and left and those in the immediate proximity.
Innovative features found in the Pro Line collection include an auto sensing function that automatically lowers bread to begin toasting.
Additional features found on most models include a defrost button for thawing frozen items before toasting; LCD digital displays showing the selected toasting shade; and a toasting progress bar that counts down toasting time.
The toasting book includes a detachable entry form for a contest of favorite toasts, promising 50 winners prizes of glasses, shirts or caps.
Ridgemont Reserve 1792, the Official Toasting Bourbon of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival(TM), is available at fine liquor stores, bars and restaurants nationwide.
Participants were asked who, during the millennium year, best epitomizes five universal toasting themes -- love, health, happiness, prosperity and peace.
The inspiration for Waterford's most "toastable" survey also came from the brand's successful Millennium Toasting Flutes, which will "retire" on December 31, and not be available again for another 1,000 years.
Americans can call 1-800-7-KORBEL to hear examples of humorous and sentimental prose; learn how to prepare and deliver a toast with confidence and style; obtain helpful hints on toasting etiquette and protocol; and receive tips on serving and storing champagne.
NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irish have long been known as the world's poets, and in Ireland, the art of toasting is a form of poetry in itself.
In addition to discussing the tradition of toasting, Paul and Eily are experts on toasting customs, the origins of toasting and will give tips on how to give the perfect toast.
With a touch-tone phone, callers select from a series of toasting categories ranging from general etiquette to advice on traditional, humorous or sentimental prose.
Korbel Champagne recognizes the important role toasting plays in life's special occasions, especially weddings," said Gary Heck, president and chairman of the board, Korbel Champagne Cellars.
The hotline gives callers the pointers they need to make toasting a painless, and even enjoyable experience.
A free booklet featuring wedding toast etiquette and helpful toasting tips from Korbel Champagne will be sent to all callers.