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pot1 British & World English

A rounded or cylindrical container, typically of metal, used for cooking

pot3 British & World English

A shot aimed at someone or something; a potshot

pot4 British & World English

Short for potentiometer222.

the pot in pot1 British & World English

The total sum of the bets made on a round in poker, brag, etc.

marigold British & World English

A plant of the daisy family with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, cultivated as an ornamental

Pol Pot British & World English

(Circa 1925–98), Cambodian communist leader of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister 1976-9; born Saloth Sar. During his regime the Khmer Rouge embarked on a brutal reconstruction programme in which many millions of Cambodians were killed. Overthrown in 1979, Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge in a guerrilla war against the new Vietnamese-backed government until his official retirement in 1985

pot pie British & World English

A savoury pie baked in a deep dish, typically with a top crust only

pot belly British & World English

A large, protruding, rotund stomach

pot-bound British & World English

(Of a plant) having roots which fill the flowerpot, leaving no room for them to expand

pot-herb British & World English

Any herb grown for culinary use

pot-hook British & World English

A hook used for hanging a pot over a hearth or for lifting a hot pot

pot-house British & World English

A small tavern

pot luck British & World English

A situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable

pot plant British & World English

A plant grown or suitable for growing in a flowerpot, especially indoors

pot roast British & World English

A piece of meat cooked slowly in a covered dish

pot still British & World English

A still to which heat is applied directly and not by means of a steam jacket

pint pot British & World English

A beer glass or mug that holds a pint, especially one made of pewter

crab pot British & World English

A wicker trap for crabs

coal pot British & World English

A cooking device consisting of an iron grid over a raised iron bowl that holds burning charcoal

glue pot British & World English

A pot with an outer container holding water, used to heat glue that sets when it cools

chamber pot British & World English

A bowl kept in a bedroom and used as a toilet at night

pension pot British & World English

The total fund of money that constitutes the basis of someone’s retirement pension

pepper pot British & World English

A container with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper

go to pot British & World English

Deteriorate through neglect

pot cheese British & World English

A coarse type of cottage cheese

pot holder British & World English

A piece of quilted or thick fabric for handling hot dishes and pans

pot liquor British & World English

Liquor in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock

pot-valiant British & World English

Courageous as a result of drinking alcohol

chimney pot British & World English

An earthenware or metal pipe at the top of a chimney, narrowing the aperture and increasing the updraught

coffee pot British & World English

A tall covered pot with a spout, in which coffee is made or served

smudge pot British & World English

A container for a smudge (see smudge)

lobster pot British & World English

A basket-like trap in which lobsters are caught

melting pot British & World English

A pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed

pot-au-feu British & World English

A French soup of meat, typically boiled beef, and vegetables cooked in a large pot

for the pot British & World English

For food or cooking

pot-bellied pig British & World English

A pig of a small dark breed with short legs and a large stomach, sometimes kept as a pet

pot of gold British & World English

A large but distant or imaginary reward

pot-bellied stove British & World English

A small bulbous-sided wood-burning stove

two-pot screamer British & World English

A person who shows the effects of alcohol after drinking comparatively little

in the melting pot British & World English

In a process of change and with an uncertain outcome

go to pot in pot1 British & World English

Deteriorate through neglect

keep the pot boiling British & World English

Maintain the brisk momentum of something

pot of gold in gold British & World English

A large but distant or imaginary reward

shit or get off the pot British & World English

Used to convey that someone should stop wasting time and get on with something

a watched pot never boils British & World English

Time seems to drag endlessly when you’re waiting for something to happen

two-pot screamer in screamer British & World English

A person who shows the effects of alcohol after drinking comparatively little


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