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awesome sauce

Internet slang Either used as an adjective to describe something as being excellent, great, or exceptionally interesting, or used as an exclamation in affirmation of the same. I couldn't take him seriously when he described the movie as being awesome sauce. Awesome sauce! I got an A on my midterm!
See also: awesome, sauce

hit the sauce

To drink alcohol, especially heavily and frequently. You need to stop hitting the sauce and start taking care of your kids!
See also: hit, sauce

die for want of lobster sauce

To literally die or to be devastated due to a minor inconvenience or mishap. The phrase is thought to refer to a chef who committed suicide after discovering that he didn't have the ingredients to make lobster sauce for a banquet for King Louis XIV. I know you're really upset about not getting the lead in the school play, but I think you dying for want of lobster sauce—I mean, you still got a great role!
See also: die, of, sauce, want

hunger is a good sauce

Food tastes better when one is hungry. Don't worry too much about what to feed the hikers. Hunger is a good sauce, and they're going to love whatever you serve them.
See also: good, hunger, sauce

serve (one) the same sauce

To treat one the same way that one has treated you—usually poorly. Of course she's not invited to the dinner party! She didn't invite me to her last soiree, so I'm serving her the same sauce.
See also: same, sauce, serve

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

If something is good, acceptable, or beneficial for one person, it is or should be equally so for another person or persons as well. Well I guess if you are entitled to stay out until all hours, then I'll do the same. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, right?
See also: gander, goose, sauce

hit the bottle

To drink alcohol, especially to excess. All this stress at work right now is enough to make me hit the bottle.
See also: bottle, hit

hit the bottle

 and hit the booze
Fig. Inf. to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. Jed's hitting the bottle again. He's been hitting the booze for a week now.
See also: bottle, hit

Hunger is the best sauce.

Prov. Everything tastes especially good when you are hungry, because you are so eager to eat it. After our twenty-mile hike, we stopped at a little roadside restaurant. It may have been that they made the most delicious food in the world there, or it may have been that hunger was the best sauce.
See also: hunger, sauce

on the sauce

drinking regularly; intoxicated. Poor old Ron is on the sauce again. He is on the sauce most of the time.
See also: on, sauce

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Prov. What is good for one person is good for another.; What is good for the man in a couple is good for the woman. Jane: You're overweight; you should get more exercise. Alan: But I don't really have time to exercise. Jane: When I was overweight, you told me to exercise; what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
See also: gander, goose, sauce

hit the bottle

Also, hit the booze or sauce . Drink alcoholic beverages, especially a great deal, as in I don't know if it will be a problem, but he hits the bottle every weekend, or She hardly ever hits the booze, but when she does, watch out, or It doesn't show in her work, but she hits the sauce every night. These slangy expressions date from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
See also: bottle, hit

sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, what's

What applies to one applies to both, especially to both male and female. For example, After her husband went off with his fishing buddies for a week, she decided to take a vacation without him-what's sauce for the goose, you know . This proverbial expression, often shortened as in the example, was cited and described as "a woman's proverb" in John Ray's English Proverbs (1678).
See also: goose, sauce

hit the bottle

If someone hits the bottle, they drink too much alcohol. One newspaper even said I'd started hitting the bottle. Complete rubbish. These teenagers hit the bottle to rebel.
See also: bottle, hit

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

People say what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander when they are arguing that a rule that applies to one person should apply to others, because people should be treated equally. If a man can marry someone twenty years younger than him, why can't a woman? What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
See also: gander, goose, sauce

hit (or be on) the bottle

start to drink alcohol heavily, especially in an attempt to escape from one's problems. informal
See also: bottle, hit

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question. proverb
This expression is often used as a statement that what is right or wrong for one sex is right or wrong for the other as well. John Ray , who was the first to record this saying (in his English Proverbs of 1670 ), remarked ‘This is a woman's Proverb’.
1998 New Scientist What is sauce for the US goose is sauce for the Iraqi gander!
See also: gander, goose, sauce

hit the ˈbottle

(informal) regularly drink too much: She managed to resist alcohol for a year, then hit the bottle again when her husband died.He’s really hitting the bottle at the moment.
See also: bottle, hit

what’s ˌsauce for the ˌgoose is ˌsauce for the ˈgander

(old-fashioned, saying) if one partner in a marriage or relationship can behave in a particular way, then the other partner should also be allowed to behave in this way: If she can go out with her friends, why can’t I? What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
A gander is a male goose.
See also: gander, goose, sauce

hit the bottle

and hit the booze
tv. to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. She got caught hitting the bottle in the office. He’s been hitting the booze for a week now.
See also: bottle, hit

lost in the sauce

mod. alcohol intoxicated and bewildered. Sally got lost in the sauce at the party and made quite a spectacle of herself.
See also: lost, sauce

on the sauce

mod. drinking regularly; alcohol intoxicated. Poor old Ron is on the sauce again.
See also: on, sauce


n. liquor; any alcoholic beverage. (see also on the sauce.) Did you bring the sauce? Can’t have a good party without lots of sauce.

sauce parlor

n. a tavern. I wouldn’t be caught dead in that sauce parlor.
See also: sauce


mod. alcohol intoxicated. She went out and got herself sauced.
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They were impressed with the flavours and texture of the sauces but they complained that they are pricier than some other sauces.
By 2007, the market is expected to grow by 20 per cent as people continue to look for a combination of health, enjoyment and practicality--all inherent benefits of pasta sauces.
Moving on from its original hot red sauces, the company has branched out to create a smoother, green jalapeno hot sauce.
Cucina runs lower in calories (around 80 per cup) and sodium (490 rag) than thicker sauces.
What makes them unique is their versatility and their ability to bring out the fruity acidity of tomato-based barbecue sauces.
The two new flavours; KNORR Napoli tomato and Basil and KNORR Mediterranean Pepper and Olive sauces take their cues from the regions of Italy and the Mediterranean coastline.
Angel Hair, Capellini - thin, delicate strands are best if used with thinner, delicate sauces.
For maximum effect, create t he design in the sauces on individual plates and use them as a base for simple desserts.