One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin folded cookie containing a slip of paper with a prediction or aphorism written on it, served in Chinese restaurants.
- ‘The president is a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside a Chinese fortune cookie.’
- ‘I have a slip of paper from a Chinese fortune cookie taped to my computer monitor.’
- ‘With my bill, I get a fortune cookie that says, ‘Listen not to vain words of empty tongue.’’
- ‘If I'm honest, I just wait for the fortune cookie at the end of the meal.’
- ‘Much of it seems like a cross between reading a Chinese fortune cookie and an Ann Landers column.’
- ‘He cracks open his fortune cookie and removes the slip of paper.’
- ‘I then ate the fortune cookie, and felt much less than fortunate.’
- ‘‘It's a fortune cookie,’ she told him, picking up her own.’
- ‘She served her rice as well, and gave her a fortune cookie.’
- ‘I'm probably revealing my own shallowness, but doesn't that philosophy come from a fortune cookie?’
- ‘It not only was in the tabloids, I think it was in the fortune cookie I ate two weeks ago.’
- ‘But that comfort did not come in a fortune cookie and is not always stable and secure.’
- ‘She would scurry into her shop of Chinese delicacies and come out with my daily fortune cookie.’
- ‘Aren't you going to read your fortune cookie?’
- ‘The slip of paper inside the fortune cookie I got to choose on Thursday night read: ‘You will soon find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.’’
- ‘I think you're more interested in the fortune cookie.’
- ‘So I crack open the fortune cookie and you know what it says?’
- ‘A good friend of mine, also a trip director, once got a fortune cookie that told him, ‘Judgment comes with experience.’’
- ‘The title sounds like a prediction from a fortune cookie, deliberately so.’
- ‘I decide to take it as an omen, like a fortune cookie in a steak house.’
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