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slang An attractive female. Check out that hot tomato! Do you think she'd go out with me?
An especially repellent, undesirable, or unpleasant person or thing. The would-be summer blockbuster is just another dumb, boring, CGI-laden rotten tomato. Tom's always been a rotten tomato, though. Even in school, he was the kid who went out of his way to cause trouble for others.
An exceptionally poor boxer, one who is often paired with a much better boxer so as to improve the latter's statistics and win percentages. The up-and-coming star boxer suffered a huge upset last night at the hands of a tomato can who everyone expected to lose.
1. Literally, juice from a tomato. My grandfather loves to drink tomato juice, but I can't stomach it. I think this Bloody Mary needs some more tomato juice.
2. slang Blood, especially from a boxer. (This phrase is likely related to the term "tomato can"—an exceptionally poor boxer.) Look at that fool, leaking tomato juice all over the ring already!
A negligible, trivial, or unimportant difference, distinction, or correction. (Refers to the American pronunciation of tomato as "tomayto," compared with the British pronunciation of "tomahto." Specifically, it is an allusion to a verse in the song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off": "You like potayto, I like potahto; you like tomayto, I like tomahto; potayto, potahto, tomayto, tomahto, let's call the whole thing off!") A: "Well, technically, the Hindenburg was a rigid airship, not a blimp." B: "Eh, tomayto, tomahto. What difference does it make?"
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n. an attractive girl or woman. A good-looking tomato brought me my change.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.