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- ‘Does this mean we can expect to hear the argument that a Big Mac is, in fact, a ‘gateway drug’ leading unwitting consumers on to mainline, say, half a pound of marge?’
- ‘On the tables were fluffy white caraway seed bread and marge.’
- ‘Meantime you should have sifted the flour and salt, rubbed in the marge and added the dates/currants and jam.’
- ‘One of my mum's specialities was bread pudding - not bread and butter pudding - made with stale bread, which we couldn't afford to waste, soaked in milk and then mixed with fruit, spices, sugar and marge, so it was sort of spicy.’
- ‘There was a plate with two slices of bread and a knob of marge.’
A margin or edge.edge, side, bank, verge, border, perimeter, brink, brim, rim, fringe, boundary, limits, periphery, bound, extremityView synonyms
Mid 16th century: from French, from Latin margo ‘margin’.
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