“It looks like his career at the IMF and his candidacy are, as you say, toast,” laments another close friend of Strauss-Kahn.
To keep things from getting awkward, we offer tips on how to tactfully fill uncomfortable silences, toast each other, and more.
Yes, my little chickadees, it's true: toast was invented before toasters.
While reality shows like Bad Girls became the toast of the television world, the negative portrayals soon provoked a backlash.
Over a glass (or more) of port, we toast to the Queen…and Dame Judi Dench.
The foot was cared for, and another tray of toast and tea prepared.
The pieces of pork are to be divided by little pieces of toast and greased with oil.
Cut the hard-cooked eggs into halves while they are hot, and place two halves with the cut sides down on each piece of toast.
His eyes went from one to the other, and at last settled on the toast.
The simplest way to prepare this is to toast white bread cut in strips, then spread each with butter and essence of anchovy.
"to brown with heat," late 14c., from Old French toster "to toast or grill" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tostare (source of Italian tostare, Spanish tostar), frequentative of Latin torrere (past participle tostus) "to parch" (see terrain). Related: Toasted; toasting.
"to propose or drink a toast," 1700, from toast (n.1). This probably is the source of the Jamaican and U.S. black word meaning "extemporaneous narrative poem or rap" (1962). Related: Toasted; toasting.
"a call to drink to someone's health," 1700 (but said by Steele, 1709, to date to the reign of Charles II), originally referring to the beautiful or popular woman whose health is proposed and drunk, from the use of spiced toast (n.2) to flavor drink, the lady regarded as figuratively adding piquancy to the wine in which her health was drunk.
"a toasted piece of bread," early 15c., from toast (v.1); slang meaning "a goner, person or thing already doomed or destroyed" is recorded by 1987, perhaps from notion of computer circuits being "fried," and with unconscious echoes of earlier figurative phrase to be had on toast (1886) "to be served up for eating."
1. Any completely inoperable system or component, especially one that has just crashed and burned: "Uh, oh ... I think the serial board is toast."
2. To cause a system to crash accidentally, especially in a manner that requires manual rebooting. "Rick just toasted the firewall machine again."