Origin of greasy spoon
Words nearby greasy spoon
How to use greasy spoon in a sentence
Old red vinyl booths, coffee in the pot, the traditional greasy spoon menu of mostly gravy.
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No congratulations for those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and then blame the poor for being poor.
“The spoon was a tool for foreshadowing,” the Facebook page explains.
It was full of the sorts of people I used to be when I watched him on MuchMusic—bored, greasy-fingered teenagers.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the song from Mary Poppins explains, “A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
So after a few minutes I remarked to him, "Everything tastes very sweet out of this spoon!"Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Had put on her Sunday gown, and had nothing to do now but hold up her head high, and sup her soup out of a silver spoon.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
We don't even have real big prizes—just a dinky little spoon sitting up on the mantel-piece to excite us as if it was a tiara.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Ralph Towne, M.D., he was replying, he was born with a gold spoon in his pretty mouth!Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Level the seed in the spoon with a knife-blade, like measuring grain in a half-bushel.
British Dictionary definitions for greasy spoon
Other Idioms and Phrases with greasy spoon
A cheap restaurant, especially one serving short-order fried foods. For example, College students short of cash tend to eat a lot in that greasy spoon. This expression also implies that the restaurant is not very clean. [c. 1900]