"Let's go to the greasy spoon for lunch today because it's before payday."
This means a cheap restaurant, doesn't it?
Is it commonly used.
panjandrum said:For some reason I had always assumed this was an English expression - I suppose I was thinking of our Chippies (Fish and Chip Cafés).
But no, the origin is US
greasy spoon (restaurant) slang (orig. U.S.), a cheap and inferior eating-house.
1925 Writer's Monthly June 486/2 *Greasy spoon, a low~class restaurant.
You should be planning the Gastro-Tours now! You could make up a package to include treatment in one of London's premiere NHS A&E departments. A kind of low-cost alternative to colonic irrigation.T.D-K said:There are a few such establishments within walking distance of Kings Cross Station even today. So Channel Tunnel travellers will have an experience to encounter when the High Speed link is finished.