donkey's breakfast

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donkey's breakfast

1. A mattress filled with straw. This term was commonly used by sailors. There's nothing I can sleep on—not even a donkey's breakfast?
2. A straw hat. Hand me my donkey's breakfast, will you? It's awfully sunny out today.
See also: breakfast
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donkey’s breakfast

n. something made of straw: a straw hat, a straw mattress, etc. The tourist was wearing a red dress and had a donkey’s breakfast on her head.
See also: breakfast
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They were known as "donkey's breakfasts" because they were traditionally filled with straw.