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sit like piffy on a rock bun

To be conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A "rock bun" or "rock cake" is a type of hard cake with currants; what "piffy" refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to go with my wife to her awards ceremony, but I didn't know anyone there and ended up sitting like piffy on a rock bun. After Tommy hit one of the other boys in his class, he was left sitting like piffy on a rock bun during playtime.
See also: bun, like, on, piffy, rock, sit

like piffy on a rock bun

Conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A "rock bun" or "rock cake" is a type of hard cake with currants; what "piffy" refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to go with my wife to her awards ceremony, but I didn't know anyone there and was left standing around like piffy on a rock bun. After Tommy hit one of the other boys in his class, he was left sitting like piffy on a rock bun during playtime.
See also: bun, like, on, piffy, rock

bun fight

1. A loud gathering, often a tea party or other formal gathering. Primarily heard in UK. I hope that bun fight in the next room quiets down. They are being so noisy that we can't enjoy our tea in here!
2. An angry and/or impassioned exchange. A: "How long has this bun fight been going on?" B: "I don't know. It feels like they've been arguing for hours!"
See also: bun, fight

piffy on a rock bun

Conspicuous but ignored or left out, especially from a group or activity. (A "rock bun" or "rock cake" is a type of hard cake with currants; what "piffy" refers to is unknown.) Primarily heard in UK. I was excited to go with my wife to her awards ceremony, but I didn't know anyone there and ended up sitting like piffy on a rock bun. After Tommy hit one of the other boys in his class, he was left like piffy on a rock bun during playtime.
See also: bun, on, piffy, rock

man bun

slang A hairstyle worn by some men with long hair in which the hair is tied into a "bun" (traditionally a female hairstyle) at the top or back of the head. My boyfriend has a man bun now, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
See also: bun, man

have a bun in the oven

To be pregnant. You're having a baby shower for Carla today? Wow, I didn't even know she had a bun in the oven.
See also: bun, have, oven

have a bun in the oven

be pregnant. informal
See also: bun, have, oven

have a ˈbun in the oven

(informal, humorous) be pregnant
See also: bun, have, oven
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If you are looking to buy a Bluetooth speaker for your easy listening at home, car or during trips, Portronics Sound Bun 6W Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone is a home grown Indian brand which has been bringing innovative and high quality digital products into the market since 2008.
While the Scot cross buns - produced in an Asda in Edinburgh - look delicious, the move has led to some head scratching because, if you take a normal hot cross bun and twist it, you end up with a Saltireshaped cross.
The primary endpoint was to assess BUN as predictor of SAP at initial admission and 24 hrs after patient admission.
Rats in the Bun and Bun&EL groups were exposed to Bun suspension (AstraZeneca Pty Ltd., New South Wales, Australia) for inhalation (1 mg Bun suspension in 50 mL sterile physiological saline in an ultrasonic nebulizer) for 30 min.
I opened it out of curiosity and found the bun inside.
He replied by phone stating, "No animal byproducts including dairy are in the new formula bun ...
Hot dog buns were formulated using 100% wheat flour as the control.
APPLEWOOD & MEXICAN GOURMET SLIDERS (makes 6) INGREDIENTS 250g minced beef; 3 Mexicana or Applewood cheese slices; 6 mini burger buns; salt and pepper; oil for frying; plus your favourite burger toppings, such as chorizo, sliced pickles, roasted peppers, caramelised onions, etc METHOD 1.
As average as the buns were, the sponge cake was heavenly.
The icing should be applied when the buns are hot and liberally so - this means that it sticks and dries and holds.
As soon as the buns come out of the oven, paint the syrup over them.
Step Three Using Boots Essential Hair Grips, PS1.49, loosely pin your hair weaving in and out around the base to secure the bun, spritz in place with Nicky Clarke Hold and Shine Hair Spray, PS10.00, nickyclarke.
"No, they are just buns with sugary icing on!" I cry to no avail, as yet another lady in a pastel apron tells us that these spongy delights were invented in United States of America this decade.
The high bun hairstyle has emerged as a top spring summer hair trend.
A decrease in the hematocrit associated with an increase with BUN signals gastrointestinal bleeding.