cook with gas

cook with gas

slang To have success in a particular activity. Once we dislodge that piece, we might cook with gas on this repair. That's a great idea—now you're cooking with gas!
See also: cook, gas

cooking with gas

slang Having success in a particular activity. Once we dislodged that piece, we were really cooking with gas on this repair. That's a great idea—now you're cooking with gas!
See also: cook, gas

cooking with gas

doing [something] exactly right. That's great! Now you're cooking with gas! I knew she was finally cooking with gas when she answered all the questions correctly.
See also: cook, gas

cook with gas

Also, cook on the front burner. Do very well, make rapid progress. For example, The first half is finished already? Now you're cooking with gas, or Two promotions in two years-she's really cooking on the front burner! The first of these metaphoric phrases alludes to gas stoves, which began to replace slower wood-burning stoves about 1915. The variant, which alludes to something on a stove's front burner receiving more attention, is heard less often today. [Slang; 1940s] Also see back burner.
See also: cook, gas

cooking with gas

in. doing exactly right. (Always with -ing.) That’s great! Now you’re cooking with gas!
See also: cook, gas
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The majority of the customers cook with gas, but there are about 6,300 heavy oil burning customers in the city that could be switched to natural gas for their heating needs.
Researchers claim that youngsters have a higher risk of respiratory illnesses if their parents cook with gas.
CHILDREN living in households which cook with gas could be more at risk of respiratory illnesses such as asthma, a survey suggests today.
Millions in Britain cook with gas only or a combination of gas hobs and electric ovens.
British researchers find that women who cook with gas are at least twice as likely to experience wheezing, shortness of breath, and other symptoms of asthma as those who prepare meals using electric cooktops and ovens.
Many people say, "I've wanted to cook with gas for a long time.
She wouldn't have bought a home from us if she couldn't cook with gas.
A range with a pilotless ignition is a good investment if you cook with gas.
Millions of homes in Britain and Ireland cook with gas only or a combination of gas hobs and electric ovens.