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everything tastes of porridge

No matter how lost one gets in fantasy, the reality of day-to-day life (here represented by "porridge") is always present and cannot be ignored. Just remember, future Broadway star, that everything tastes of porridge.

keep your breath to cool your porridge

Focus on yourself and your life, rather than other people's lives and issues. Lady Martha, I strongly suggest that you keep your breath to cool your porridge, rather than intruding upon these affairs.
See also: breath, cool, keep, porridge

do porridge

slang To serve a prison sentence. Because porridge is inexpensive, it was commonly served in prisons. Primarily heard in UK. After doing porridge for the past five years, Mark is getting released from jail today.
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save one's breath

Refrain from arguing about a lost cause, as in You can save your breath; I'm not going to change my mind. This term was also put as save your breath to cool your porridge (or broth), that is, by not blowing on the too hot liquid. The idea of not expending one's breath to say something another person doesn't want to hear dates from the early 1700s.
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do ˈporridge

(British English, old-fashioned, informal) be in prison serving a sentence: He’s doing porridge again, this time for armed robbery.This comes from the fact that as porridge is a cheap food that makes the stomach feel full, it was often served in prisons.
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References in classic literature ?
Pigling Bland made more porridge and watched her shyly.
Is soap in porridge any worse than tooth-powder in rusks, lovely creature?
He carried me to the back of the house, where was a draw-well, and told me to "wash my face there, if I wanted;" and when that was done, I made the best of my own way back to the kitchen, where he had lit the fire and was making the porridge.
A gluten free brand of porridge flakes is being urgently recalled because it may contain moths and moth larvae.
THEATRE The Magic Porridge Pot While on one of her adventures Aggie is given a pot which makes tasty porridge, but when her mother tries her hand at it and can't make the pot stop, the town is filled with porridge and Aggie's help is really needed.
When he was a kitten, Porridge toppled into a tin of special paint and now he is the world's only tartan cat.
BERRY QUINOA PORRIDGE Quinoa has a super-high protein content and is full of fibre.
The siblings have attributed their longevity in part to eating porridge twice a day.
This can now be taken a step further as Chris Seal, professor of food and human nutrition at Newcastle University says: "Eating a simple bowl of porridge every day could transform the health of the nation, in one single step".
Prison sitcom Porridge is adored by fans, so it's little surprise that Kevin Bishop tells GEORGIA HUMPHREYS he felt the pressure of playing Fletch's grandson in a modern-day reboot How does it feel to be part of the Porridge reboot?
Maybe this was because the bar was so low for the latter, and so high for Porridge.
PRINCES FRUIT FACES - EASY PEASY BUT LOTS OF FUN (Suitable for vegetarians, serves 2) Ingredients: 220g can Princes fruit cocktail 220g can Princes peach slices 60g Ready Brek or instant porridge oats 300ml milk How to make it: 1.
Look away now all Scots - the best porridge maker in the world is English.
On one occasion, we read in Nedarim 49b, two sages, Rabbi Yosei and Rabbi Yehuda, were eating porridge together; one of them used a fork to scoop porridge out of the serving bowl, and the other used his fingers.