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What are some cooking-related expressions, adages, sayings or proverbs that are also used in non-cooking contexts? ~

Examples:
A watched pot never boils.
Too many cooks spoil the soup.

Posted - July 18

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  • 11249
    When the spaghetti is done it sticks to the wall.
      July 18, 2021 9:30 AM MDT
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  • 44066

     

      Hey, wait . . .


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      July 18, 2021 11:08 AM MDT
    3

  • 2538
    "You've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet"
    Sometimes, you have to do unpleasant things in order to complete a task or meet a goal.
    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at July 18, 2021 4:12 PM MDT
      July 18, 2021 9:34 AM MDT
    5

  • 18329
    If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
      July 18, 2021 9:55 AM MDT
    4

  • 37747
    Why are your examples the first ones I think of?

      July 18, 2021 10:33 AM MDT
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  • 44066

    I’m that good. 

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      July 18, 2021 11:08 AM MDT
    2

  • 37747
    I'm sure I will think of one.
      July 18, 2021 11:13 AM MDT
    4

  • 44066

     

      Shall I give you one?
      ~

      July 18, 2021 11:14 AM MDT
    2

  • 37747
    NO!
      July 18, 2021 11:15 AM MDT
    3

  • 44066
    Lol!
    ~
      July 18, 2021 11:17 AM MDT
    1

  • 11249
    You cannot cook a lobster in a lobster pot.
      July 18, 2021 11:18 AM MDT
    1

  • 44066
      July 18, 2021 12:51 PM MDT
    2

  • 12862
    Boiled/fried (both euphemisms for being under the alfluence of incohol).
      July 18, 2021 4:15 PM MDT
    2

  • 385
    hard-boiled 
      July 18, 2021 4:40 PM MDT
    2