cluck\ and\ grunt

noun slang avoid it in restaurants
the familiar restaurant dish of ham and eggs; since ham is made of pork (and pigs grunt) and eggs come from hens (which cluck.)

"I am sorry I can't fix you an elaborate meal, but I can give you a quick cluck and grunt."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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