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The Meaning Behind Food Sayings

To give advice to a person on a subject about which they know more than you.

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I’ll teach your grandmother to suck eggs.


Meaning:

To give advice to a person on a subject about which they know more than you.


Origin:

First seen in an early eighteenth century English translation of a play by the Spanish author Francisco de Quevedo, the phrase has since been used by such lauded English authors as Henry Fielding and Percy Shelley, as well as in the classic Ren & Stimpy tune, “Happy Happy, Joy Joy.”


Example:

So after I taught the new girl how to log on to the server, it turns out she’s I.T. She didn’t say anything, basically just sat there for 10 minutes letting me teach my grandmother to suck eggs.


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Hi, I'm Chris I've been working in kitchens for almost 20 years. Straight Outta My Kitchen is about Sustainable Fresh Local Products. Content Simple Easy Recipes to follow along at home. Straight Outta My Kitchen will strive to produce quality content on home cooking, cast iron, recipes, Product reviews, Food Photography and other things as I go along Looking forward to see how this all pans outs. When It comes to eating I definitely enjoy great flavors, seasonal inspired, great home cooked meals. Growing up I was always in the kitchen learning, watching, learning what does and doesn't go well together. Well Thanks for stopping by here and checking out my photos hope the make you hungry and want to go cook.

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