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(as) warm as toast

Comfortably and cozily warm, especially when the weather outside is very cold. I have such fond childhood memories of wintertime, coming in from the snow and getting warm as toast by the fire. I've got the heater on a timer, so the house should be as warm as toast by the time we get home.
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be the toast of (some place)

To be someone who is especially well liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of Silicon Valley ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
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be the toast of (the town)

To be someone who is especially well-liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur has been the toast of the town ever since his revolutionary tech innovation went public. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast

be toast

To be in serious trouble; to be ruined, finished, or defeated. If mom and dad find out we took their car out last night, we're toast! Down by 45 points with only two minutes left in the game, it's pretty safe to say that the home team is toast at this point.
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have (one) on toast

To have power over one. Primarily heard in UK. Of course they'll heed our demands—we have them on toast.
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milktoast

1. adjective Extremely weak, timid, or ineffectual. A reference to H. T. Webster's comic strip character Caspar Milquetoast, who exhibited such traits. We're going to be the laughingstock of the world after such a milktoast response from our government. We can't afford some milktoast plan that just keeps the status quo—we need something drastic and daring that might really improve our sales. In the play, the hero returns to drive the milktoast suitor from his home and reclaim his rightful place by his wife's side.
2. noun An extremely weak, timid, or ineffectual man. We need a president who's going to lead the nation with strength and resolve, not some milktoast who'll just kowtow to every foreign leader who raises his voice. I swear, I don't know why I ever married a milktoast like you. You can't even defend your own wife when she's been insulted!

milquetoast

1. adjective Extremely weak, timid, or ineffectual. A reference to H. T. Webster's comic strip character Caspar Milquetoast, who exhibited such traits. We're going to be the laughingstock of the world after such a milquetoast response from our government. We can't afford some milquetoast plan that just keeps the status quo—we need something drastic and daring that might really improve our sales. In the play, the hero returns to drive the milquetoast suitor from his home and reclaim his rightful place by his wife's side.
2. noun An extremely weak, timid, or ineffectual man. We need a president who's going to lead the nation with strength and resolve, not some milquetoast who'll just kowtow to every foreign leader who raises his voice. I swear, I don't know why I ever married a milquetoast like you. You can't even defend your own wife when she's been insulted!

propose a toast

To request that those present raise their glasses in honor of or tribute to someone or something. Before we all sit down to our meal, I just want to propose a toast to my mother. Mom, we all love you so much, and we hope your retirement marks the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your life.
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the toast of (some place)

Someone who is especially well liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place The young entrepreneur's new tech innovation has made him the toast of Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast

the toast of (the town)

Someone who is especially well-liked, regarded, or admired in a certain place. The young entrepreneur's new tech innovation has made him the toast of the town in Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy being the toast of London now, because such fame is always fleeting.
See also: of, toast

toasted

slang Drunk. We were a little toasted after all the wine we had with lunch.
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propose a toast

to make a toast before a celebratory drink. I'd like to propose a toast in honor of your birthday. At the wedding reception, the bride's father proposed a toast to the new couple.
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*warm as toast

very warm and cozy. (*Also: as ~.) The baby will be warm as toast in that blanket. We were as warm as toast by the side of the fire.
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warm as toast

Comfortably warm, as in It was freezing outside, but we were warm as toast in front of the fire. Despite the British custom of serving toasted bread in a rack that rapidly cools it, this idiom originated in England, at first as hot as toast (c. 1430) and by the mid-1800s in its present form.
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be toast

INFORMAL
If someone is toast, they are about to lose their job or position or are about to be punished or killed. Her only comment on his dismissal was: `I told you he was toast.' If you don't do what they say, you're toast.
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be toast

be or be likely to become finished, defunct, or dead. informal, chiefly North American
1998 Times A new star has entered the financial firmament. Look to your laurels, George Soros , Warren Buffett , you're toast.
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have someone on toast

be in a position to deal with someone as you wish. British informal
1993 Esquire The more he thought, the more I knew I had him on toast.
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warm as toast

pleasantly warm.
1991 W. P. Kinsella Box Socials Scrunched down, warm as toast, between the cookstove and the woodbox, I couldn't see that getting something for nothing could be all that bad.
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propose a ˈtoast (to somebody)

ask people to wish somebody health, happiness and success by raising their glasses and drinking: I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.In the past, the name of a lady who was being wished health and happiness was supposed to improve the flavour of the wine like the pieces of spiced toast that people put in their wine.
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be ˈtoast

(slang) be in very serious trouble: If Dad finds out about this, we’re toast!This probably comes from the US film Ghostbusters.
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be the toast of...

be somebody who is praised by a lot of people in a particular place because of something that they have done well: Eddie was the toast of Hollywood yesterday after winning three awards for his latest film.
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(as) warm as ˈtoast

pleasantly warm compared to the cold air outside etc: I’ll light the fire and we’ll soon be as warm as toast in here.
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milquetoast

(ˈmɪlktost)
n. an ineffectual man; a shy coward; an effeminate male. This little milquetoast goes up to the biker, looks at him sort of sad like, and then karate chops him into a quivering pulp.

toast

1. n. a drunkard. The old toast stumbled in front of a car.
2. mod. excellent. This stuff is so toast!
3. mod. burned; done for. If you don’t get here in twenty minutes, you’re toast.

toasted

mod. alcohol intoxicated. The chick got toasted on two glasses of cheap white wine.
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toast, to be

To be doomed or unworthy of further consideration. This slangy usage dates from the twentieth century. It can be applied to a person, a group, an idea, a project, and so on. It must be distinguished from being the toast of something, such as “the toast of the Academy Awards,” which means a person receiving much acclaim. In contrast, “With so many injured players, our team is toast this year” means the team cannot win. According to Bob Woodward’s book Plan of Attack (2004), Vice President Dick Cheney said, before the invasion of Iraq, “Prince Bandar, once we start, Saddam is toast.”
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Not your standard veggie toast INGREDIENTS SERVES 1 slice of The Breadmaker sourdough loaf Smashed avocado mix (ingredients and method as opposite page) 10g slice of aubergine 10g pepper cut into 3 slices 5g edamame beans 1 free range hen's egg 100ml beetroot juice 2g black sesame seeds 2g chilli flakes 2 edible flowers 5g red amaranth DIRECTIONS Boil the hen's egg in a pan of simmering water on medium heat for 6 mins 40 seconds then transfer to iced water immediately.
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As a result of the acquisition, the former StratEx product is now part of Toast Payroll and Team Management, an all-in-one HR solution built specifically for the restaurant industry.
Embracing Cinnamon Toast Crunch's exciting personality, the brand's new packaging will feature bold and colorful bursts of purple, red, green and blue and a refreshed look, including 16 'Cinnamojis' character faces on the back of different boxes.
Tuesday -- French toast Sticks w/Syrup, Mixed Fruit, Toast, Milk, Juice
With roasted tomatoes, peppers, kale, lovage pesto, tomato tapenade and toasted seeds on toasted puccia.
The toasted seeds can be eaten while warm or cool depending on one's preference, she added.
Some folks order French toast for their weekend brunch simply for the stuff they can put on top of their plate.
Barrels with the ripple staves are available with any toast and are designed to provide more new oak impact without buying more new oak barrels.
It tastes splendid, as the steak sinks into the Stilton "rarebit" spread onto the toast and that crisp morsel of salad leaf the exquisite end note.
Churros French Toast with White Chocolate-Orange Ganache
An official for the Lisle, Ill.-based company describes the available recipes: Brussels Sprouts Salad Grilled Toast, using flavorful ingredients such as smoky bacon, fried Brussels sprouts and zesty lemon atop new, thinly-sliced Crusty Sports Bread; Sweet Farmhouse Country Toast with Figs and Honey using local ingredients, including honey and bee pollen, to leverage the farm-to-table trend; and Sweet Farmhouse Country Toast using a base of multigrain Farmhouse Country Loaf is loaded with a multitude of ingredients, including flax seeds, banana chips, apple pieces and toasted soy grits.
Fruit and toast Fresh fruit salad topped with fat-free natural yoghurt and 2 slices of wholemeal toast (from a small 400g loaf ).
The appetizer, Trader Joe's Shrimp Toast, retails in a 5.3-ounce box that contains 10 pieces.