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fork out the dough

To pay, generally unwillingly, a certain amount of money. If you want the most cutting edge technology, you'd better be prepared to fork out the dough for it. Listen, fork out the dough or you'll never see your husband again!
See also: dough, fork, out

fork over the dough

To pay, generally unwillingly, a certain amount of money. If you want the most cutting edge technology, you'd better be prepared to fork over the dough for it. Listen, fork over the dough or you'll never see your husband again!
See also: dough, fork, over

be rolling in dough

To be exceptionally wealthy; to have large amounts of money to spend. I hear her father is rolling in dough, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. Once we get this plan underway, we'll be rolling in dough in no time!
See also: dough, roll

rolling in dough

Exceptionally wealthy; having large amounts of money to spend. I hear her father is rolling in dough, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. Once we get this plan underway, we'll be rolling in dough in no time!
See also: dough, roll

(one's) cake is dough

One's actions have failed or not led to the desired outcome—much like a cake that is still dough after baking. The phrase appears in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. I know you worked really hard on this project, but it looks like your cake is dough, and you won't be winning the contest.
See also: cake, dough

dough

(do)
n. money. (see also bread.) I got a lot of dough for that ring I found.

dough head

n. a nerd; a simpleton. Tom, don’t be such a dough head. Read the instructions and do it right.
See also: dough, head
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Place dough into a draft-free place to rise 30 minutes.
The thing about the dough being leftover is that it's had a good long 'prove' (or rest) already - giving a sweeter, softer dough and a shiny, golden crust.
Place a strip of chocolate dough on a lightly floured surface.
Place your dough on your lightly floured work surface again, knock it back and start to knead it by stretching the dough from its centre away from you and folding it over backwards towards you.
Give the dough a couple of quick folds, dimple it like focaccia and let it rise for 20 minutes.
The biggest mistake people make when mixing dough is to put the salt with the yeast at the beginning.
If dough is too sticky, sprinkle board with flour as well.
5 Fold one side of the dough over the tomato and garlic mixture, and then the other half of the dough, so that it looks like a loaf.
Sticky dough is problematic in bakeries as it causes progressive build-up of dough smears on equipment, necessitating extra cleaning and leading to waste and unplanned stoppages.
Since Gwendolyn "Dough" Reilly's boyfriend became a long-distance one, Dough has gained seventy pounds.
Canadian researchers believe that ultrasonic measurements over a wide frequency range can provide new insight into the structure, properties and dynamics of dough systems.
The dough should be too sticky to mix by hand; I use a drill press with a mud paddle in a 5-gallon bucket.
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To create the sculptures, which include wrinkles in the "skin," Kittiwat sculpts the dough and paints it with edible dye.
present an historical point of view of dough mixing and how it has evolved over time.