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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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3 Colour the remaining dough green and wrap in cling film.
Slice the cylinder of blue and white dough into 12 rounds and arrange on a baking sheet leaving a gap between each.
Add the flour and beat until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough.
Canadian researchers believe that ultrasonic measurements over a wide frequency range can provide new insight into the structure, properties and dynamics of dough systems.
For example, whole wheat flours create dough that is always more extensible, with lower gas retention than doughs made from regular bread flours.
Check your baking powder and baking soda for freshness so they will leaven doughs properly.
Laminated dough is a category of very rich, fat-filled doughs used to make three main types of rich pastry: Danish pastry, croissants, and puff pastry.
Slowly add the water by hand, kneading in between each addition until a soft, tacky dough forms.
Doughs with a flour to water ratio of as much as 10:9 can be handled and the unit's gentle action leaves doughs in such a stress-free state that neither the first prover nor improvers are needed.
The Pillsbury Dough Boy may be a little chunky, but he's no dope.
Making vegetable purees (for color) and doughs takes the most time, but doughs can be made ahead; they also freeze well.
The yeast was stored in miniature doughs at -30[deg.
Scientists in Pakistan were able to determine the effect of modified whey protein concentrates on the instrumental texture profile analysis (TPA) of frozen doughs made from the flour of different protein contents.
explain the characteristics of various doughs, as well as their working properties and common uses.