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return to (one's) muttons

antiquated To return to a given topic or subject that one is discussing, explaining, ruminating over, talking about, etc. Taken from a humorous translation of the French idiom "revenons à nos moutons" (literally, "let us return to our sheep," which has the same meaning), which itself came from the medieval play La Farce de Maître Pathelin. The constable, frustrated with the drunkard's rambling explanation, bade him return to his muttons. But I have strayed off course from the lecture, so let us return to our muttons before we run out of time.
See also: mutton, return

laced mutton

obsolete slang A prostitute. A: "I think that Lord Stewart is spending time with a laced mutton." B: "No, surely not!"
See also: lace, mutton

mutton dressed (up) as lamb

A disparaging term for an older woman who tries unsuccessfully to look much younger or finds herself attractive in the style of younger women. Primarily heard in UK. I don't know what she's thinking wearing a dress like that. She looks like mutton dressed as lamb!
See also: dress, lamb, mutton

be mutton dressed as lamb

To be an older woman who is trying unsuccessfully to look much younger. This term is usually disparaging. Mutton is the meat of an old sheep, while a lamb is a young sheep. Primarily heard in UK. I don't know what she's thinking wearing a dress like that. She's mutton dressed as lamb.
See also: dress, lamb, mutton

(as) dead as mutton

1. Certainly dead. Primarily heard in UK. I poked that squirrel with a stick and, yeah, it's as dead as mutton.
2. Totally defunct. Primarily heard in UK. Oh, that idea from last week's meeting is dead as mutton now that the CEO has vetoed it.
See also: dead, mutton

dead as mutton

1. If a person or animal is as dead as mutton, they are completely dead. We saw a viper. It was 4 feet long and was as dead as mutton.
2. If something or someone is as dead as mutton, they are no longer active or popular. He advised him that radio was just about to become as dead as mutton because of the advent of television.
See also: dead, mutton

mutton dressed as lamb


mutton dressed up as lamb

If you describe a middle-aged or old woman as mutton dressed as lamb or mutton dressed up as lamb, you mean she dresses in a style which is suitable only for a younger woman. I'm always careful to avoid looking like mutton dressed as lamb. Note: Mutton is the meat of an adult sheep, and lamb is the meat of a young sheep, as well as being the name of the animal itself.
See also: dress, lamb, mutton

mutton dressed as lamb

a middle-aged or old woman dressed in a style suitable for a much younger woman. British informal
Mutton occurs in various derogatory contexts relating to women. It has been used as a slang term for prostitutes from the early 16th century, for example, while the phrase hawk your mutton means ‘flaunt your sexual attractiveness’ or (of a prostitute) ‘solicit for clients’.
1988 Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses Mutton dressed as lamb, fifty plus and batting her eyelashes like an eighteen-year-old.
See also: dress, lamb, mutton

be mutton dressed (up) as ˈlamb

(British English, informal, disapproving) used to describe a woman who is trying to look younger than she really is, especially by wearing clothes that are designed for young people: Have you seen her? Mutton dressed as lamb. Somebody should remind her that she’s 55, not 25.
Mutton is the meat from an adult sheep, while lamb is the meat from a young sheep.
See also: dress, lamb, mutton
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They said the four local restaurants, which continued to operate, had curtailed the sale of mutton-based food by almost 80 per cent as the local livestock market failed to meet their demand for quality mutton for which local barbeque and mutton karahi had earned nationwide fame.
President Balochistan Anjuman e Tajiran Raheem Kakar, Allo Dad Tareen, Secretary General Beef and Mutton Association Sarmad Sidduqe and other leaders addressed the protests.
Throughout the year mutton snappers of all sizes can be targeted mostly on the bottom over natural and artificial rocky bottoms.
? Ingredients Serves 4 For the mutton: 1kg organic mutton shoulder, boned and rolled 1 litre chicken stock 100ml white wine For the aromatics: 1 carrot, roughly chopped 1 celery stick, roughly chopped 1 leek, roughly chopped 1/2 bulb of garlic Bay leaf Small bunch of thyme For the salsa verde: 50g each of fresh parsley, mint, basil and oregano 100ml olive oil 25g capers 4 salted anchovies 1 clove of garlic 1/2 lemon, juice only Dash of red wine vinegar For the garnish: 4 violet artichokes, tough outer leaves removed and stalk peeled Sunflower oil, for deep-frying 4 baby carrots, sliced and blanched for 1 minute in boiling salted water 4 baby courgettes, sliced and blanched for 1 minute in boiling salted water Pea shoots
Cllr Mutton said at cabinet on Tuesday: "When we compare that to other councils up and down the country, some have had to find PS46m, PS48m and PS108 in reductions.
It is famous for selling unique and traditional Iftar items like giant slices of beef, chicken roasts, marinated minced meat and mutton. The iftar item of the Chawkbazar bears the family tradition of old Dhaka dwellers.
"We knew a few things about the country but not that Korea was so much rock 'n' roll," Mutton said.
Mutton is meat from sheep that is ideally three years of age.
ISLAMABAD -- Kashmir Valley-based mutton dealers staged a protest in Srinagar against harassment by goons at Madhopur in Indian state of Punjab.
Mutton is very popular in Western countries and is widely consumed because of its unique flavor and its nutritional qualities [1].
THE UK's mutton supply chain is buoyant, with plenty of high-quality products on the market, early feedback from the National Sheep Association's Make More of Mutton project has revealed.
Serves 4 INGREDIENTS | About 750g shoulder of mutton | 60ml extra virgin olive oil | 2 onions, diced | 1tsp ground cinnamon | 1tsp ground cumin | 4 cardamom pods (split, seeds removed and crushed) | 1tsp smoked paprika | 2tsp salt | 500ml chicken stock | 100 dried apricots, chopped | 1tsp caster sugar | Juice of two limes | 1/4tsp saffron strands (dissolved in 1tbsp of boiling water) | 1 handful mint, chopped | 1 handful coriander, chopped | Toasted almonds and pistachios | 400g butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3cm cubes | Salt and pepper METHOD Cut the mutton into 4cm dice.
INGREDIENTS 1 mutton shoulder, diced into cubes 600g prunes 100g dates 500g mixed root vegetables, diced into 1cm cubes (carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, celeriac) 90g pomegranate (optional) 600g couscous 150g onion 250g fresh tomatoes 30ml vegetable stock For the herb marinade: 1 garlic clove, crushed 1tsp coriander 1tsp cumin Pepper Sea salt 1tbsp olive oil METHOD MARINATE the mutton cubes in the cumin, coriander, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic overnight, to get the flavour into the meat.
The objective of the study was to utilize waste animal fat (beef and mutton) for biodiesel production using different catalysts (Na, NaOHand KOH).
But much-maligned mutton could be set for a return to our dinner tables, if a Welsh television chef gets his way.