Definition of lashings in US English:


plural noun

  • A copious amount of something, especially food or drink.

    ‘chocolate cake with lashings of cream’
    • ‘And so the day went, sailing on into the early evening, when there was a minor setback of the friends and family kind but that was soon put to rights with lashings of cheap Australian plonk and healthy dollops of my infamous corned beef hash.’
    • ‘Sitting on the terrace of his family's restaurant, washing down a home-made strudel with lashings of local raspberry grappa, I could see what he meant.’
    • ‘Instead everything shuts down for about 3 hours, they all head off to the nearest Trattoria for a 3 course and lashings of wine.’
    • ‘We won't be eating Turkey with lashings of cranberry sauce.’
    • ‘The members were glad to be spared long and expensive journeys, while most of those on the conference trains enjoyed the conviviality, the singing of rousing songs, and the lashings of drink on board.’
    • ‘A break at the three star Aurora Hotel, including a fantastic New Year's Eve party with lashings of wine, costs £725, including return flights and half-board accommodation.’
    • ‘Our smiling hosts served up a glorious meal of freshly caught sea bass, lashings of crunchy salad and piping hot boiled potatoes… happy days.’
    • ‘Or you could save some cash for lashings of extra champagne in the Light Bar by opting for a more reasonably priced standard room, which start at £275.’
    • ‘And when I get home, I don't feel like writing - I want a cup of tea, a jammy dodger, and lashings of comfort food.’
    • ‘I chose the apple and black cherry pie, which came piping hot and with lashings of single cream, the juices spilling out of the perfect pastry.’
    • ‘You can drown your food in lashings of malt vinegar or tartar sauce.’
    • ‘It was moist and meaty and utterly delicious when wrapped in the paper-light pancakes alongside threads of spring onion and cucumber and lashings of sweet plum sauce.’
    • ‘The decadent food, which include lashings of pricey ingredients such as lobster and goose liver, has gained the restaurant two Michelin stars and a sheaf of awards.’
    • ‘I smack his hands and tell him he can wait till tea-time. I'll be putting a rich crumble topping on it and it'll be served with lashings of custard.’
    • ‘Coonawarra is well known for producing Bordeaux-style Cabernet, while McLaren Vale produces typical New World Cabernet - rich, soft and ripe, with lashings of red berry fruit.’
    • ‘The staples are meatballs, kebabs and stuffed tomatoes, peppers or aubergines, all livened up with lashings of tart yoghurt and bushels of fresh coriander.’
    • ‘Lili's calamari - deep-fried rings of squid accompanied by lashings of tasty tartare sauce - she pronounced ‘good’.’
    • ‘There were amaretto biscuits, sweet liqueur and toffee sauces, chocolate flakes and, of course, lashings of cream.’
    • ‘A crisp home-made Yorkshire pudding, two if you were my dad, roast potatoes, carrots, runner beans and spouts would be spooned on to the plate together with lashings of Bisto.’
    • ‘To me, that's a chequered cloth spread on a grassy meadow, carefully arranged to avoid the cowpats and covered with fly-ridden curled-up sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer.’
    an amount, a number, a good few, a good number, a lot, a large amount, good deal, great deal, a good deal, a great deal
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