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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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. The chick got toasted on two glasses of cheap white wine.
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