slave over a hot stove

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slave over a hot stove

To spend a lot of time and effort preparing and cooking a meal. I spent all day slaving over a hot stove, and now you say you aren't hungry?
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slave over a hot stove

work very hard preparing a meal. informal
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CELEBRITY READY STEADY COOK: The tables are turned on Countdown's Richard Whiteley as he slaves over a hot stove with the help of a celebrity chef.