chief cook and bottle-washer


chief cook and bottle-washer
Australian Slang
person who, as well as being responsible for some enterprise, also does much of the work, especially manual work for it

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  • chief cook and bottle washer — manager, supervisor    Hal is the chief cook and bottle washer for our school supper …   English idioms

  • chief cook and bottle washer — Go to head cook and bottle washer …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chief cook and bottle washer — noun Chief executive; person in charge of all tasks …   Wiktionary

  • Chief cook and bottle-washer — person who, as well as being responsible for some enterprise, also does much of the work, especially manual work for it …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chief cook and bottle-washer — informal a person who performs a variety of important but routine tasks …   Useful english dictionary

  • be chief cook and bottle washer — humorous to be the person who is responsible for cooking meals and washing the pans and dishes. It s my birthday party, so Alan is chief cook and bottle washer tonight …   New idioms dictionary

  • head cook and bottle washer — AND chief cook and bottle washer n. someone who is in charge of something trivial. □ I’m the head cook and bottle washer around here. □ I want to see the chief cook and bottle washer …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chief — 1 /tSi:f/ adjective 1 most important; main: One of the chief causes of crime today is drugs. | the prosecution s chief witness see also: chiefly 2 highest in rank: the chief accountant | the chief political correspondent of the Washington Post 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cook — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to prepare food for eating by using heat: Mmm! That s delicious! Where did you learn to cook like that? | cook dinner/supper/a meal etc: I m tired. Will you cook dinner today? | cook sth for sb: Sarah cooked lasagne for her… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cook — cook1 S2 [kuk] v 1.) [I and T] to prepare food for eating by using heat ▪ Where did you learn to cook? ▪ Cook the sauce over a low heat for 10 minutes. cook a meal/dinner/breakfast etc ▪ I m usually too tired to cook an evening meal. cook sth for …   Dictionary of contemporary English