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In the weeds:
a waitress/cook that can't keep up with the tables. Refers back to chefs' military roots, where being in the weeds would cause your army to be slaughtered.
Pigs in a blanket:
a ham (sometimes a sausage) sandwich
Belch water:
seltzer, soda water -Synonyms: Alka Seltzer, Balloon juice
Throw it in the mud:
add chocolate syrup
Bowl of red:
a bowl of chili con carne, so called for its deep red color.
Flop two, over easy:
fried egg flipped over (carefully!) and the yolk is still very runny. That means the other side is cooked for a few seconds
On wheels:
an order to go, a takeaway order. Itís to go. -Synonyms: Give it shoes, Go for a walk, Let it walk
Canned cow:
evaporated milk
Stack:
order of pancakes -Synonyms: Short stack
Lumber:
A toothpick
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