pork pies

pork pies
Meaning
Lies. Often shortened to 'porkies'.
Origin
Cockney rhyming slang.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • Pork pie — For other uses, see Pork pie (disambiguation). Pork pie A pork pie is a traditional British meat pie. It consists of roughly chopped pork and pork jelly sealed in a hot water crust pastry [1]. It is normally eaten cold as a snack …   Wikipedia

  • pork pie — noun small pie filled with minced seasoned pork • Hypernyms: ↑pasty * * * pork pie noun A pie made of minced pork • • • Main Entry: ↑pork * * * pork pie UK US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pork pie — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pork pie : singular pork pie plural pork pies a British food consisting of cooked pork in a pastry case …   English dictionary

  • pork pie — n British a lie, an untruth. A piece of rhyming slang from London working class speech that surfaced suddenly in the playground and the media and became widely popular at the end of the 1970s. ► I think you ll be finding that William s been… …   Contemporary slang

  • Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association — The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association is a group of pork pie manufacturers in the Melton Mowbray area of England, UK. The association was set up in 1998 with the aim of helping to protect the Melton Mowbray pork pie recipe. Contents 1 Product… …   Wikipedia

  • Clark's Pies — Type Private Founded 1909 Founder(s) Mary Clark Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • Holland's Pies — is a manufacturer of pies and puddings based in Baxenden, near Accrington in Lancashire, England. The company also produce pasties, sausage rolls and pork pies. HistoryHolland s was founded by John Whitaker in 1851 as a confectioners shop in… …   Wikipedia

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