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Chips waiting for vinegar

Posted by Paul on July 21, 2009 at 08:25

I hope someone can throw some light on an expression a (lovely, but raucous) girlfriend of mine used to use if she saw anyone sprawled on the ground. She used to say: "They look like chips waiting for vinegar!". The immediate reference is obvious; but over the years, I've been reluctant to use the phrase myself, in case it is actually implying that the person referred to is 'waiting for sex'! The expression is so tempting to use sometimes; but could offend if there were an inappropriate meaning.