Posted by ESC on May 04, 2000
In Reply to: Slap up? posted by Gary Martin on May 04, 2000
: The UK newspaper The Guardian has a queries column which sometimes includes questions about phrase origins. There was one today that I couldn't resolve. 'Why slap up meals?'
I've never heard that one. In the U.S., cooks "whip up meals." Then there's the expression that a dish is so good that it makes you want to "slap your mama."