Toad-in-a-hole

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Toad-in-a-hole a piece of beef baked in batter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tádige, tádie, a toad.

Usage

In literature:

If I come to sit on it like a blamed toad in a hole.
"One Day More A Play In One Act" by Joseph Conrad
D'ye want us to live and die like toads in a hole?
"The Story of a New York House" by Henry Cuyler Bunner
First of all, the flint, fitted together, with the Toad in the hole, was placed in a cellar, and imbedded in moss.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
I thought she meant I was like a toad in a hole.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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In poetry:

We’ve jelly and custard, rissoles and mustard
And onions that put up a barrage
We’d toad in the hole, but the toad has crawled out
And we can’t get him back in the garage.
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Crash Mr Toad's motor car into a hedge, make those dastardly weasels dance and drive Mole from his hole with a new interactive iPad app based on classic children's novel "The Wind in the Willows".
Crash Mr Toad 's motor car into a hedge, make those dastardly weasels dance and drive Mole from his hole with a new interactive iPad app based on classic children's novel "The Wind in the Willows".
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