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Someone is toast

Posted by Smokey Stover on February 26, 2004

In Reply to: Someone is toast posted by R. Berg on February 26, 2004

: : I keep reading posts on some forums about a person is toast. I need meanings and derivation of 'toast'. I can only arrive that 'toast' is finished. Thanks in advance.

: "Finished" is the correct meaning. Declaring a person to be toast means the person is (or, usually, will be) "cooked," done for, all over, washed up.

I've seen the phrase used in contexts where the meaning seems to be that you will be going to hell (where you'll be turned into toast). SS