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hot tomato

slang An attractive female. Check out that hot tomato! Do you think she'd go out with me?
See also: hot, tomato

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

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

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. 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.
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The jars we had encountered, at that point, were too tomatoey, too chemically heated, too pureed...too blah!
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the TOMATOES and reached out to me his tomatoey hand!
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My Spaghetti al Salmone (go on, you do the translating) provided a steaming bowl of pasta with plenty of nicely crunchy spring onion bits, chunks of salmon and a creamy, tomatoey yet still seafoody sauce.
& cheap cheerful INGREDIENTS 1 teabag 300ml boiling water 1 medium onion (mine weighed 200g, but don't worry too much), finely sliced 4 fat garlic cloves, finely sliced 2tbsp oil A pinch of salt and a bit of cracked black pepper 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 2tbsp tomato puree (optional but I like a nice tomatoey taste) 1tsp mixed dried herbs 400g mushrooms, sliced Fistfuls of spinach, steamed, to serve (optional) METHOD 1.
Before that were intensely tomatoey Isle of Wight toms in melted St James Cheese and a pressing of Goosnargh chicken into a reconstructed Caesar salad.
The giant tiger prawns were succulent and weren't overpowered by the tomatoey sauce, although I would have liked a little bit more of a kick with it.
Usually, when I go for a curry, I tend to choose some sort of tomatoey chicken dish that's got a good kick to it.
When I'm eating something tomatoey and a bit falls out of my mouth, but when I look down it actually landed on the floor, narrowly missing the easily stained fabric of my brand new frock.