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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.
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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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Burgundian cooper Tonnellerie de Mercurey worked with its stave mill NT Bois and conducted a series of long-term tests with wineries in Bordeaux, California and Washington state to develop new toasts and oak selections for barrels to be used for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Johannesburg, June 23 ( ANI ): The Royal Navy of Britain has revealed that they have replaced the sailor's traditional toast to "our wives and sweethearts" with a more gender-neutral and inclusive toast to "our families".
Mastering the art of making toasts or writing notes will pay rich dividends in a gentleman's life--both professionally and personally.
* Be yourself--words like "hitherto" sound great in a Charles Dickens novel, not in today's toasts.
The standard toasts are kanpai ("dry cup!") or banzai ("May you live a thousand years").
During lunch, we begin a series of toasts with maltai, a yellowish, malodorous Chinese liquor that should be avoided at all costs.
The toasts were inspired by those given at the original dinner in 1901.
Patrick, which at the time admitted only those of Irish birth and "respectable standing in society,"(4) celebrated the occasion with a series of customary toasts hailing the memory of Ireland, Irish unity, and the glory of the United States.
Oak barrel alternative products are now available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, toasts and even wood types.
In seeking ways to differentiate their products and help them stand out in the cooperage crowd, barrel suppliers have launched new items and toasts that they say help showcase the fruit characteristics of wine while giving it the structure of new oak with subtler, nuanced oak flavors.
The moving air works quickly, but just as importantly, the circulating air toasts more evenly than still air.
f you love toast, but sometimes yearn for something more exciting than beans to put on it for dinner, then Raquel Pelzel is worth listening to.
Toast: The Cookbook by Raquel Pelzel is |published by Phaidon, priced PS14.95 SESAME AND HONEY BARBECUE FRIED CHICKEN TOAST (Serves 4) FOR THE FRIED CHICKEN: 240ml buttermilk 21/2 tsp coarse salt 1/2tsp garlic powder 1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2tsp sweet paprika 680g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, halved crosswise or cut into strips 125g plain flour 50g cornflour 3tbsp barbecue sauce 2tbsp ketchup 2tbsp honey 1-2tbsp hot sauce 950ml - 1.2L rapeseed oil 2tbsp toasted sesame seeds FOR THE TOAST: Four slices sandwich bread 3tbsp mayonnaise, for the bread Coarse salt, for the bread MAKE THE FRIED CHICKEN: 1.
Toast: The Cookbook by Raquel Pelzel is published by Phaidon, priced PS14.95 FRIED CHICKEN TOAST (Serves 4) the chicken to the flour mixture and turn to coat.