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over easy

(of fried eggs) turned over when nearly done and fried briefly on the reverse side so that the yolk remains somewhat liquid but with a thin, firm layer on top.
Compare sunny-side up. Unabridged
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  • Maybe the subject does not interest you, and I myself find it a not over-easy subject to recall—especially at the present time.

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • I felt that she would not expose the Dauphin, but I feared an after-revelation through some over-easy confidant.

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pertaining to an egg that is flipped when the white is nearly cooked and fried on the other side, with the yolk still being somewhat liquid; also written over-easy

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over easy

adjective phrase

Of eggs, fried on both sides, lightly on one (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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