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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
It is not good that a gentleman who can answer to the Queen's toast should lie at the feet of a subaltern of Cossacks.
He cringed before Dirkovitch as instinctively as he had pressed the spring of the candlestick, sought the picture of the drum-horse, and answered to the toast of the Queen.
I don't care for the toast and the kettle, but I do envy you your good spirits, Polly," said Fanny, as the merriment subsided.
But before I sit down I must give you a toast to be drunk with three-times-three and all the honours.
Well-received toasts are given by someone who is appreciative, optimistic and poised.
The Naval Toasts, used at mess dinners each day of the week, has been a part of the military's customs for a long time.
If folks' hopes fizzled for 2005, the New Year offers bubbly promise for champagne toasts across Los Angeles.
The Chinese typically offer toasts with maotai, a sorghum-based liquor.
The toasts were inspired by those given at the original dinner in 1901.
The user can then choose from one of three related toasts and four cocktails and send the toast to these friends.
The dinner menu is a three-page effort decorated with toasts in various languages.
Toasts are being collected through the Jack Daniel's Web site (www.
On his Facebook page, Steinberg toasts his father Warren Steinberg, who, he says, "taught me to try to make a meaningful difference in the world and help people who can't help themselves.
For starters, offer Roquefort, Pear and Walnut Toasts, which go together in a jiffy.
Toasts will be collected through the Operation USO Care Package Web site (www.