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the best thing since sliced bread

A humorous and hyperbolic statement indicating one's belief that something is excellent, especially something new and innovative. These waterproof jeans are the best thing since sliced bread. I don't have to worry about getting soaked!
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sliced bread

The last best thing. An American inventor named Otto Rohwedder devised a machine that sliced a loaf of bread into individual slices. First sold in 1928, it was touted as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped,” which led to popular phrase “the best thing since sliced bread.” All of which raises the question, what did people say before “sliced bread”? “The best thing since indoor plumbing” was one phrase. And before that?—“since powdered wigs?” “Since moveable type?” “Since fire?”
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Without the filling, all you have with sliced bread is ...
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But when and where did sliced bread actually begin?
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INMATES have won a fight to get rolls served with their evening meals instead of sliced bread.
INMATES have won a fight to get rolls served with their evening meals instead of sliced bread. Prisoners at HMP Hull wanted to be able to make chip rolls or sausage baps, rather than sandwiches with "cheap" sliced bread.
'The greatest thing since sliced bread' is one of the most popular catchphrases from the 1940s onwards.
The headline on an old news clipping said: "SLICED BREAD IS MADE HERE."
But Renee, 46, must have been feasting on thinly sliced bread as she looks slimmer than when she starred in Bridget Jones's Diary 14 years ago.
IF your toaster is too skinny to cope with thick-cut bread, there's a new appliance in town that reckons it's the best thing since sliced bread.
Jason Gledhill Project Manager at MULTIVAC Australia explains: The real challenge was transporting the sliced bread to the gripper position.
Today you can treat the family to a loaf of sliced bread from The Co–operative Food's new Loved By Us range ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Gordon Polson, a member of the federation, said that they wanted to find a way to reach young women and talk to them about breakfast and the benefits of eating sliced bread without lecturing them.
Place half the turkey meat on to the bottom buttered sliced bread. Spread over the mayo and top with the spinach.