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A toasted sandwich or snack.
- ‘I'll probably end up living on cheese toasties!’
- ‘Sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes, home-made lasagne were there for the asking.’
- ‘The toastie maker was found and resurrected with promises to have toasties all the time cos they're great, which no doubt as with all toastie promises will be short lived.’
- ‘What we know as the cheese toastie has rather more exotic equivalents all over the Middle East.’
- ‘But there were many less exotic offerings such as omelette, cheese toasties and muffin or crumpet with either tea or coffee.’
- ‘Besides, sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes and light bites, hot dishes were available but were mainly outside our budget as was the roast of the day.’
- ‘They borrowed a garage, developed a sound, then spent a few years living on cheese toasties until finally approached by an A&R man with a dodgy contract.’
- ‘I nodded in agreement, my mouth full of toasties.’
- ‘I had heard from friends that over the past eight years the restaurant had gradually shed its pub grub stylings, dropping tuna toasties in favour of keta caviar - and had recently won plaudits under the guidance of new chef Craig Millar.’
- ‘This upstairs café offers a conventional menu of sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes etc and suitable fare for children.’
- ‘The barmaid was preparing three toasties for him.’
- ‘Yes, the joys of the cheese toastie were being savoured by our civic leaders thanks to the invention of a dinky device by a forward-looking silversmith.’
- ‘With today's vending machines offering an ever wider range of products from fresh pizzas and toasties to women's tights, major companies are fast awakening to the commercial possibilities of vending machines.’
- ‘I don't remember leaving, or going to the 24 hr shop on the way home, or making cheese and ham toasties in the flat but I'm sure I enjoyed that too.’
- ‘If you start to get hungry, food options are limited to toasties or bar snacks - a missed opportunity since the area suffers from a dearth of places that serve good pub grub.’
- ‘Now get me a jam toastie and frappuccino - before I throw YOU in the bin!’
- ‘The day's specials were tomato and basil soup which we saw being served steaming, chicken jalfrezi and pastrami and Swiss toastie with relish and red onion.’
- ‘This was an attempt to replace all those nutrients I suspect I have not been getting from raro and cheese toasties, after the discovery scurvy was not just for sailors.’
- ‘Before every match he had to eat three bacon toasties, and as he ran out onto the pitch he would have to launch the ball high into the air just before his feet first touched the grass.’
- ‘Ham and cheese toasties still have a wonderful mouthfeel, though.’
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