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be roasted

slang To be subjected to the taunts, criticism, and banter of someone or some group of people, especially for comedic effect. I love watching famous people be roasted! Man, you were roasted by that girl! We need to call an ambulance for those burns!
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get a roasting

To be very strongly rebuked, criticized, or condemned. The giant supermarket chain has gotten a roasting lately over allegations that they've been threatening local shops and markets. Mark sure got a roasting because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
See also: get, roast

give (one) a roasting

To very strongly rebuke or criticize one. The principal gave Mark a roasting because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
See also: give, roast

roast snow in a furnace

To attempt a futile, often ridiculous, task. You're so tiny that there's no way you can carry that armchair upstairs all by yourself—you might as well roast snow in a furnace!
See also: roast, snow

roasted

slang Subjected to the taunts, criticism, and banter of someone or some group of people, especially for comedic effect. I love watching famous people get roasted! Man, you were roasted by that girl! We need to call an ambulance for those burns!
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roast-meat clothes

obsolete One's very best clothes, as would be worn on a Sunday (for church) or a holiday. If you want to impress my family at dinner tonight, roast meat clothes are certainly recommended.
See also: clothes

there is reason in the roasting of eggs

Even the strangest actions are done for a reason. I don't understand why my brother quit his job all of a sudden, but there is reason in the roasting of eggs, I suppose. Don't ask your father why he's on the roof—just accept that there is reason in the roasting of eggs.
See also: egg, of, reason, roast, there
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give somebody/get a ˈroasting

(informal) criticize somebody or be criticized in an angry way: I’d better go. I’ll get a roasting if I’m late again!
See also: get, give, roast, somebody
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roast

1. tv. to put on an entertaining program, usually with a dinner, where the guest of honor is teased and insulted. They roasted Dave when he retired.
2. n. an entertaining program where the guest of honor is insulted all in fun. It was a wonderful roast. The guest of honor was pleased with the quality of the insults.

roasted

mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was stewed, roasted, and boiled.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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After sampling delicious roasts around Britain, the judges, led by food critic Charles Campion, chose the Bunch of Grapes as the winner.
"The secret to the perfect pub roast is making it as restauranty as you can while still keep it simplistic, so people can relate to it from roasts they had 70 years ago or just a couple of years back.
Representing the North of England, the Blue Pig's legendary Sunday roasts attract customers from the North and beyond.
There have been entries for great veggie options too, with nut roasts and mushroom Wellingtons good enough to make even committed carnivores give meat a miss.