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down to chili and beans

Broke or destitute. It sounds like Betsy is down to chili and beans, so what makes you think she's going to loan you money?
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down to chili and beans

Rur. very poor; down to one's last penny. Mary and Tom aren't doing too well. They're down to chili and beans. Many's the time I was down to chili and beans, but I always pulled through.
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"Chili is one of the most commonly used spices in the world and particularly popular in Asia compared to European countries," Li said in the press release.
The (https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/5/1183) research suggested that excess amount of chili consumption is more likely to increase the risk of poor cognition and memory decline in an individual compared with the one who is having less than 50 grams of chili a day.
The chili cook-off will feature music and entertainment for children, including a bounce house and face painting.
Norgaygang Gewog's Agriculture Extension Officer (AEO), Karma Tenzin said that they also started cultivating chili from this year.
However, unlike the effects of a hot surface, the effects of consuming chili are not permanent.
At present, chili peppers are grown on a 4.4 million hectare-territory.
Johnson Chili is made with only A-inspected and approved beef and pork combined with a special blend of chilies and spices.
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Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is credited with introducing chili peppers into Africa and Asia, continents that have since incorporated them into their cuisines and pharmacopeias.
Backdraft, the chili team from the $940 million FirefightersFirst CU in Los Angeles, won the Best Showmanship award.
Then I remembered an old chili cornbread casserole.
Along with the ICS contests, there are several opportunities for the public to participate, including, but not limited to, amateur chili contests, restaurant and community chili cook-offs, as well as an opportunity to vote for a favorite chili in the People's Choice Contest.
29 and you thought you could smell chili, it wasn't your olfactory nerves working overtime or trying to fool you.
The pungency, or hotness, of a chili is generally defined in Scovilles.
Provider of web-based CHILI Publisher software CHILI Publish announced on Thursday that Tharstern has selected CHILI Publisher for its web2print application e4print PRO Erpe, for enhanced integration and extended capabilities.