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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
See also: hot, over, slave
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By a huge stove, called a base burner, in the living room of the house sat the daughter reading a book.
For an hour she sat by the stove in the office talking of life.
The fire in the stove had gone out and he undressed in the cold.
He turned from the bar and saw the woman by the stove and the eager look of welcome she extended him.
The woman busied herself with cooking, while the man sliced bacon and fired the stove.
But Haythorne, with a glance at the stove, pulled on his cap and mittens.
When he entered he found the other man waiting, standing near the stove, a certain stiff awkwardness and indecision in his manner.
And the Heidenberg stove, through the isinglass of its door, seemed to glare at good Mr.
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