warm as toast


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(as) warm as toast

Comfortably and cozily warm, especially when the weather outside is very cold. I have such fond childhood memories of wintertime, coming in from the snow and getting warm as toast by the fire. I've got the heater on a timer, so the house should be as warm as toast by the time we get home.
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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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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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(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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