greasy spoon
noun Date: circa 1925 a dingy small cheap restaurant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • greasy spoon — ☆ greasy spoon n. a small, dingy restaurant that serves cheap food …   English World dictionary

  • greasy\ spoon — English cafe that serves an all day breakfast, the greasier the better. A good greasy spoon usually consists of two eggs, two sausages, two bacon, baked beans, black pudding, chips and a cuppa or three. Ramon s, a fantastic greasy spoon in… …   Dictionary of american slang

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  • greasy spoon — {n.}, {informal} Any small, inexpensive restaurant patronized by workers or people in a hurry; a place not noted for its excellence of cuisine or its decor. * /I won t have time to eat lunch at the club today; I ll just grab a sandwich at the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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