a bun in the oven
   pregnancy
   Punning on the rising of cake mixture and the growth of the foetus:
    I rather fancied she had a bun in the oven. (Theroux, 1971 — she was not a cook)

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  • a bun in the oven — pregnant, expecting a baby    Mabel has a bun in the oven. The baby s due in April …   English idioms

  • (a) bun in the oven — • meaning pregnant. eg Did you know she s got a bun in the oven ? …   Londonisms dictionary

  • a bun in the oven — Meaning Pregnant Oven = womb, baby = bun Origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • have a bun in the oven — verb be pregnant with She is bearing his child The are expecting another child in January I am carrying his child • Syn: ↑bear, ↑carry, ↑gestate, ↑expect • Derivationally re …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a bun in the oven — ► have a bun in the oven informal be pregnant. Main Entry: ↑bun …   English terms dictionary

  • have a bun in the oven — verb To be pregnant; to be expecting a baby. Her parents were surprised to learn that she had a bun in the oven …   Wiktionary

  • have a bun in the oven — British & Australian, humorous to be pregnant. I hear Wendy s got a bun in the oven …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a bun in the oven — Vrb phrs. To be pregnant. E.g. Her mother s got another bun in the oven; she s six months gone and with 7 kids already …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • she's got a bun in the oven — she is pregnant, she is carrying a baby in her uterus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • have a bun in the oven — informal be pregnant. → bun …   English new terms dictionary

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