”you are a toast”

When you tell someone that he’s toast, what you mean is that he’s in big trouble.

Examples: When Jai’s mother found out that he had broken her favourite flower vase, he was toast. ”When the Principal walked into the classroom looking really angry, I knew we were toast.”

When somebody says, `I failed to complete the project’,  you may respond by saying, `You’re toast, my friend’.

The expression is used in informal contexts.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – July 03, 2006


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