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To "put a little English on it"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by anothersmith, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. anothersmith Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English, U.S.
    I am reading "Kitchen Confidential," a book by U.S. chef Anthony Bourdain about the experience of working in restaurants.

    At one point he writes: "Line cooks can't help putting a little English on outgoing plates, spinning them into the pass-through with reverse motion so they curl back just short of the edge."

    I assume this is some kind of sports metaphor, but I'm not familiar with English sports. Is anyone familiar with this expression -- "to put a little English on it"?
  2. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
  3. anothersmith Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English, U.S.
    Thank you, Loob. I searched for it, but apparently used too narrow search terms.

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