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all vine and no taters

Appealing but lacking substance. Patty is beautiful but ditzy, truly all vine and no taters. I thought this report would be groundbreaking, but it's all vine and no taters. That Porsche is all vine and no taters—the previous owner ruined its engine.
See also: all, and, no, tater, vine

hold your tater

Wait a moment or be patient. Often used as an imperative when one is moving too quickly, recklessly, or thoughtlessly. Primarily heard in US. Whoa, hold your tater, kids. We're going to sing before we start eating cake. I know you're excited to see the prototype, but you all just need to hold your tater while we get set up.
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later, tater

childish Goodbye, for now. A: "OK, I've got to go, kiddo—later, tater!" B: "See ya later, Daddy! I love you!"
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slang Cold. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "taters" (potatoes) is short for "taters in the mould," which rhymes with "cold." Primarily heard in UK. I'd wear a warmer coat if I were you—it's rather taters today. The food was taters when the waiter brought it out, so I sent it back to the kitchen.
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taters in the mould

slang Cold. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "taters (potatoes) in the mould" rhymes with "cold." Primarily heard in UK. I'd wear a warmer coat if I were you—it's taters in the mould out there today!
See also: mould, tater
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all vine and no taters

Rur. to be all display with no real value. She's a good-looking woman, but really she's all vine and no taters. Don't be fooled by Jim's flowery promises. They're all vine and no taters.
See also: all, and, no, tater, vine

Hold your horses!

 and Hold your tater!
Fig. Inf. Wait! Tom: Let's go! Let's go! Mary: Hold your horses. Hold your tater, now. Where did you say you are going?
See also: hold
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. a potato. (Folksy. The plural, taters can refer to individual potatoes or a mass of potatoes as with mashed potatoes.) Give me more meat and less taters.
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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