on the hot cross (bun)
- adj, advBritishon the run.An item of rhyming slang used, and possibly coined, by the crime novelist Ruth Rendell.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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Hot cross bun — Hot cross buns Le hot cross bun ou cross bun est un petit pain sucré, levé, fait avec des épices, des raisins de Corinthe ou des raisins, incorporant souvent des … Wikipédia en Français
hot-cross bun — n a round sweet bread roll with a mark in the shape of a cross on top, that is traditionally eaten just before Easter … Dictionary of contemporary English
Hot cross bun — This article is about the food. For the nursery rhyme, see Hot Cross Buns. Hot cross buns A hot cross bun, or cross bun, is a sweet, yeast leavened, spiced bun made with currants or raisins, often with … Wikipedia
hot cross bun — noun moderately sweet raised roll containing spices and raisins and citron and decorated with a cross shaped sugar glaze • Syn: ↑cross bun • Hypernyms: ↑sweet roll, ↑coffee roll * * * noun : a raisin bun marked with a cross made of sugar frosting … Useful english dictionary
hot cross bun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hot cross bun : singular hot cross bun plural hot cross buns a sweet cake for one person, marked with a small cross on the top and traditionally eaten at Easter … English dictionary
Hot cross bun — the sun … Dictionary of Australian slang
hot cross bun — noun A bun, made with yeast and containing spices, currants and candied fruit, with a cross marked on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Christian countries … Wiktionary
hot cross bun — I Australian Slang the sun II Cockney Rhyming Slang 1. Nun 2. Son … English dialects glossary
Bun — Bun, Bunn Bunn, n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.] 1.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hot — adj., v., & adv. adj. (hotter, hottest) 1 a having a relatively or noticeably high temperature. b (of food or drink) prepared by heating and served without cooling. 2 producing the sensation of heat (hot fever; hot flush). 3 (of pepper, spices,… … Useful english dictionary