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hide the sausage

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse. A: "Did you two hide the sausage last night?" B: "Well that's a personal question!"
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how the sausage gets made

The process by which something is created or conducted away from public view. Typically refers to something that the average person would find unpleasant or unsavory, in the same way that making sausages might be off-putting to some. I know you don't like to accept the closed-door deals that go on in politics, but this is how the sausage gets made! Nearly everyone in the country has a smartphone, totally oblivious to the dire effects their production has on the planet and on the lives of workers who assemble them. But, as ever, people don't want to know how the sausage gets made.
See also: get, how, made, sausage

know how the sausage gets made

To understand or have knowledge about the process by which something is created or conducted away from public view. Typically refers to something that the average person would find unpleasant or unsavory, in the same way that making sausages might be off-putting to some. I know you don't like to know how the sausage gets made in politics, but these closed-door deals are the way anything gets done! Nearly everyone in the country has a smartphone, totally oblivious to the dire effects their production has on the planet and on the lives of workers who assemble them. But, as ever, people don't want to know how the sausage gets made.
See also: get, how, know, made, sausage

not a sausage

Nothing whatsoever. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Have you heard from the realtor since giving her the money for the deposit?" B: "Not a sausage. I'm starting to get worried. It was surreal seeing our family home with not a sausage in it.
See also: not, sausage

play hide the sausage

vulgar slang To engage in sexual intercourse. "Sausage" is a vulgar slang term for a penis. "Hide the sausage" is sometimes hyphenated. A: "So, did you two play hide the sausage last night?" B: "Hey, that's a very personal question!" They made out on the dance floor for a while before going back to her dorm room to play a little hide-the-sausage.
See also: hide, play, sausage

see how the sausage gets made

To understand or have knowledge about the process by which something is created or conducted away from public view. Typically refers to something that the average person would find unpleasant or unsavory, in the same way that making sausages might be off-putting to some. I know you don't like to see how the sausage gets made in politics, but these closed-door deals are the way anything gets done! Nearly everyone in the country has a smartphone, totally oblivious to the dire effects their production has on the planet and on the lives of workers who assemble them. But, as ever, people don't want to see how the sausage gets made.
See also: get, how, made, sausage, see
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

not a sausage

nothing at all. British informal
See also: not, sausage
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

not a ˈsausage

(old-fashioned, informal) nothing at all: There’s nothing in here at all. Not a sausage!
See also: not, sausage
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

play hide the sausage

tv. to perform an act of copulation. (Jocular. Usually objectionable.) Then he said he wanted to play hide the sausage.
See also: hide, play, sausage
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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After that, David had the most hilarious hour of his life, entering into the childish pleasures of this family as heartily as if he had been brought up on sausages, and knocking the pantaloon down repeatedly.
There was nothing to eat, of course, except sausages, but what a number of them there were!
You could see that Joey (if you caught him with his hand in your plate) was a bit ashamed of himself, and he admitted to us that sausages were a passion with him.
He said he had never once in his life had a sufficient number of sausages. They had maddened him since he was the smallest boy.
David refused to pardon him unless he promised on wood never to look in that way at the dog again, but Joey said promises were nothing to him when he was short of sausages, and so his wisest course would be to present the dog to David.
I daresay David would have had to laugh in the end, had there not been a half-gnawed sausage in one of the pockets, and the sight of it reminded him so cruelly of the poor dog's fate that he howled, and Joey's heart was touched at last, and he also wept, but he wiped his eyes with the duck.
"I wish you were the harlequin," she said, and left the string of sausages swinging.
The sausage started in search of wood, the bird made the fire, and the mouse put on the pot, and then these two waited till the sausage returned with the fuel for the following day.
So now the bird set the table, and the mouse looked after the food and, wishing to prepare it in the same way as the sausage, by rolling in and out among the vegetables to salt and butter them, she jumped into the pot; but she stopped short long before she reached the bottom, having already parted not only with her skin and hair, but also with life.
In watching his face, I made quite a firework of the Aged's sausage, and greatly discomposed both my own attention and Wemmick's; for which I apologized.
He took the toasting-fork and sausage from me as he spoke, and set forth the Aged's breakfast neatly on a little tray.
That sausage you toasted was his, and he was in all respects a first-rater.
Perhaps he glanced at the Lyons sausage, and perhaps he glanced at the veal in savoury jelly, but they were not there long, to make his mouth water; Monsieur Rigaud soon dispatched them, in spite of the president and tribunal, and proceeded to suck his fingers as clean as he could, and to wipe them on his vine leaves.
Or so--like Lyons sausage,' said John Baptist, demonstrating the various cuts on the bread he held, and soberly chewing what he had in his mouth.
So Becky bowed Jos out of her little garret with as much grace as if it was a palace of which she did the honours; and that heavy gentleman having disappeared down the stairs, Max and Fritz came out of their hole, pipe in mouth, and she amused herself by mimicking Jos to them as she munched her cold bread and sausage and took draughts of her favourite brandy-and-water.