frying pan

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  1. a shallow, long-handled pan in which food is fried.

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Idioms about frying pan

  1. out of the frying pan into the fire, free of one predicament but immediately in a worse one.

Origin of frying pan

1350–1400; Middle English fryinge panne
  • Also fry-pan, fry·pan [frahy-pan]. /ˈfraɪˌpæn/.

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British Dictionary definitions for frying pan

frying pan

  1. a long-handled shallow pan used for frying

  2. out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad situation to a worse one

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