Definition of greasy spoon in English:

greasy spoon

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A cheap, run-down cafe or restaurant serving fried foods.
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  • The brunch she cooked was little better than he could get at a greasy spoon or fast food restaurant.
  • The new owner supplies food for the whole of the ‘eating-out-of-house sector’, from restaurants and hotels to greasy spoon cafes, buying and supplying the food.
  • Gay venues are on the rise, particularly in Edinburgh; there are more gastropubs doing good food; fewer greasy spoons and bakers, but more and more tea rooms and coffee shops.

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cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope