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Dry item-Used by waiters in South Indian restaurants to mean starters like gobi manchurian,spring rolls etc.

Usage

loges-Tomoto soup 3/4
waiter-Saar,any dry items?
loges-ok, one baby khan manjuri
Added 2012-10-25 by othadei

Root

Maithili

Region

South India

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Meals, Meals Ready
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dry fruit box

\dry fruit box\
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Definition

A plastic/cardboard box with compartments containing different kinds of dried "fruits" like cashew, raisins,walnut. almond etc given to family,friends and business associates during Diwali. A North Indian practice that has a pan India foot print today

Usage

Boss to assistant: Diwali is only one month from today. Place an order with Dabbawala for 50 dry fruit boxes
Added 2011-10-15 by Cyanide

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink
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Definition

any dish without gravy excluding rice or chapatis.

Usage

Customer: One chicken gravy and rice. Any dry items?
waiter: mutton fry, chicken fry, liver fry, brain fry, pork fry
Customer: one brain fry
Waiter: OK
Customer: Brain gravy item is there?
Waiter: No
customer: Ok
Added 2011-09-29 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Bheja Fry, Gravy dish, gravy item
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Definition

Hanging up the wash to dry.

Usage

Hey, Sammy, where are you? I need the cell-phone, dammit.
I am drying the clothes on the terrace.
You drying them? I thought the sun dried them. You are just hanging up the clothes to dry in the sun.
Grrrh...
Added 2011-09-14 by oldathai

Root

English

Region

All India

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Washing Powder Nirma, dhoti
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Definition

The act of sprucing oneself up without actually taking a bath

Usage

Mother: Arrey Mohan - how did you get ready so quickly?
Mohan: Dry Clean
Mother: One tightslap I will give you!
Added 2011-08-19 by Rotus

Root

English

Region

All India

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Bucket Bath
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Definition

Using toilet paper instead of water and the god-given left hand(isn't it actually harder for left handed people? with your mother breaking in to the august and private space, even as you are turning from child to adolescent, only to try to toilet train you to use the right hand (which is left hand) and not the wrong hand(which is right hand). The banter just made you dumber and not ask me if only the hand was god-given and the ass wasn't?

According to my original research, contemplation and intuition, Long long before the West ever learned to clean their behinds with paper, for millennia the ancient Indians used abundantly available green leaves, pieces of rock, feathers,sand, saw dust, ash etc.( not necessarily in that order) before settling on that winning combination of left hand and ahua. as the ultimate solution to the ages old pleasure!

Usage

If you are a Desi use it as you like. I mean the fingers, not the ass. The goras never use full functionality of their fingers except to gesticulate at you to imply certain poli things, or as part of foreplay (especially when the action is three ply or more ply), text messaging or massaging, nose-digging when no one else is around( unlike the Desi who does it in full public view and derives cent percent joy from it and takes it to levels of an art, a pastime, a fundamental right, and a territory marking tool on office desks).
I do actually use a hybrid wash if you get its meaning right, you are theoretically a daada or daadee or daadaadee(!). And if you can demonstrate its actual usage, (I mean demonstrate!) I will change my name and the technique's name to something more professional sounding and somewhat spiritual sounding one and start a new cult or order. Your are invited to join.
Added 2011-08-06 by I love Dtool

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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Hybrid Wash
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Definition

Refers to days when the buying and selling of alcohol is banned. These include: Gandhi Jayanti, election days, election result days. But not to worry, various resourceful people will stock up in preparation for dry days so you are never at a loss for tipple.

Usage

Oh no... I forgot today was a dry day! Where am I going to find some IMFL for my party?
Added 2011-07-06 by Borax Babu

Root

English

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

IMFL

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