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tomato can

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.
See also: can, tomato

tomayto, tomahto

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, who cares?"

tomato juice

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!
See also: juice, tomato


n. an attractive girl or woman. A good-looking tomato brought me my change.
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A fairly recent creation, this stable midseason, open-pollinated cultivar is prolific and dazzling, with slender, yellow-fleshed tomatoes that show stripes of varying shades.
Some of the latest trends we're seeing include variety packs that offer several different varieties of tomatoes together in one package," adds Joergensen.
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In general, wetness, juiciness, the presence of seeds, a ripe flavor, sweet and umami tastes were drivers of liking for tomatoes at the consumption stage.
The UK's canned tomatoes category is worth 236m [pounds sterling], and we believe Mutti can drive further growth with its fantastic range of authentic Italian tomato offerings.
You also can heighten that flavor by pre-salting your tomatoes and letting them drain for 15 to 20 minutes, as I have done here.
Mono-colored heirloom tomatoes that are pure red, orange, or yellow are best, as they will retain their singular vibrant color even after they are pulverized in a blender.
The Italians have long been preservers of tomatoes in every form: sundried tomatoes have been a winter staple for the southern Italians for use in stews and sauces.
Along with their farm, they have a mail-order seed business that specializes in heirloom tomatoes.
Chop eight to ten tomatoes and place into a mixing bowl.
Tomato sales are off about 10 to 20 percent in California, says Marilyn Dolan, spokeswoman for the California Tomato Farmers, representing eight California growers producing more than three-quarters of the state's fresh tomatoes.
FDA had focused on tomatoes for more than a month, because the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention indicated that a disproportionately high number of early patients ate tomatoes.
I had a little sunroom attached to the house, the perfect place to start tomatoes.
Contamination of internal tissues can also occur when tomatoes with contaminated surfaces are sliced.
Testing various victim species, the researchers found that dodder grows toward impatiens and tomatoes.