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These will be useful to know if you ever happen to have dinner with English natives: 

TUCK IN (=start eating/serve yourself - informal and polite) 
- OK guys, dinner is served. We have a lot of salads on the table to choose from so take a spoon and tuck in.🍴 
❗ Synonyms: DIG IN, HELP YOURSELF, DIVE IN

PIPING HOT (=very hot)💥 
- Mind the potatoes as they're piping hot. You don't want to get burned, again! 

STONE COLD (=very cold)⛄ 
- Oh bollocks, the chicken is stone cold. Sorry guys, my mistake. Forgot to cook it. Ambulance anyone?

TO PASS SMTH (=hand something to someone) 
- Mum, this dish lacks something. Could you pass the salt please? And pepper? Actually mum, could you pass the phone so I can order pizza instead? 

HELPING (= a portion) 
- Ah we have an American guest, so he might want an extra helping of fries the size of which could feed a family of 20. 

SECONDS (= to have more food after you have finished) 
- Oh this raw chicken was divine! Could i have seconds, please? 

TO BE EXCUSED (= to ask permission to leave the table)🙏 
- Can i be excused for a minute? I need to go and be sick. 

TO GET DOWN FROM THE TABLE (=to leave the table, usually said by kids) 
- Daddy, i can't eat any more. Can I get down from the table and go and watch TV? 

TO PLAY WITH (=have a bad reaction to)😷 
- Oh no cucumbers for me. They play merry hell with my stomach! You'd be cleaning up a huge mess... 

DON'T AGREE WITH ME (=something can make you ill, very polite)🤢 
- Oh sorry but grechka doesn't really agree with me. Can i have fries instead? 

MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF (= what we say at the end of a meal to express our thanks) 

That was DIVINE/DELICIOUS/SCRUMPTIOUS/SO TASTY/MOREISH/TO DIE FOR/SECOND TO NONE👏🏻

That was PUTRID/REVOLTING/DISGUSTING/RANCID/A BIT SHORT OF THE MARK!👎🏻

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