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Bangers and mash


a dish of sausages and mashed potatoes

Bangers and mash is a popular winter dish served in pubs.
Word Origin

banger, slang for sausage, from 1919
Usage Note

informal; cooking

noun phrase

A minor car accident; bumper-thumper, fender-bender

[1990s+; an adaptation of the British food phrase bangers and mash, ”sausages and mashed potatoes,” probably triggered by banger, ”a car”]


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