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Pair of drawers:
two cups of coffee
Cat's eyes:
tapioca pudding -Synonyms: Fish eyes
Clean up the kitchen:
a plate of hash -Synonyms: Sweep the kitchen, Sweepings
Italian Garlic:
garlic -Synonyms: Bronx vanilla, Halitosis
Pittsburgh:
something burning, toasted or charred, so called because of the smokestacks once evident in Pittsburgh, a coal-producing and steel-mill city. In meat cookery, this refers to a piece of meat charred on the outside while still red within.
Chewed with Fine Breath:
hamburger with onions
Draw one:
a cup of coffee -Synonyms: A cup of mud
Sweepings also known as Clean up the kitchen or Sweep the kitchen:
a plate of hash
GAC:
Grilled American cheese sandwich. This was also called "jack" (from the pronunciation of "GAC")
Put out the lights and cry:
an order of liver and onions, "Lights" is a term sometimes used for the edible, mainly internal organs of an animal
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