hot potato


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hot potato

A popular term for a controversial issue, which alludes to the fact that cooked potatoes retain heat because of their high water content, and are thus hard to handle.
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Hot Potato Comedy Club - Saturday, October 3, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre Another great Hot Potato line-up includes hugely popular Perrier winning headliner Phil Nichol, fast rising Susan Murray and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Jason Cook.
The Crazy Hot Potato and Cinnamon Twist Sweet Potato were developed by our snack experts with consumer insights in mind and we're confident the two will stand out and excite shoppers.
With no profit in its two years of trading and a restaurant reviewer dubbing them 'Spuddy Hell'', Gordon realises Hot Potato may have had its chips.
I did feel a great level of concern about not betraying them in a cheap way - you can imagine in England, it's an incredibly hot potato.
But the highlight performance is set firmly in Memphis, with Curtis relishing Booker T & The MGs soundalike Hot Potato (Piping Hot) - a track that more than lives up to its title.
Her pronouncement threw a hot potato into the lap of America's K-12 schools.
Short, easy-to-follow recipes such as Broccoli Casserole, Carrot Bread Loaf, Rhubarb Sponge Pie, Hot Potato Salad, Barbecued Hamburger and much more offer delicious farm-life table creations for every occasion.
When removed from the oven, cut an 'x' into the top and carefully push the soft, hot potato with both hands, as if trying to make your hands meet.
As the end of the war neared, the Polish warriors gradually became something of a hot potato.
But this game of hot potato infuriated the westerners.
Written for his nephews, the treatise on pagan literature handles this hot potato with common sense, showing what to embrace in (especially) Homer and Plato (Basil's other writings are suffused with these, e.
Every day for a week 20 children met up with Rebecca Milner from Hot Potato Productions for a day of arts and dance at the Quarry Hill Centre in Almondbury.