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    Sultan's weight - an idiom?

    Is "Sultan's weight" an idiom and what does it mean in this context?

    "According to the tradition Indonesian women must use the Sultan's weight in flour for these cakes."

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    Re: Sultan's weight - an idiom?

    No. There are two related idioms, but neither is to do with cookery!

    'He is worth his weight in gold'.

    'It is worth a king's ransom'.

    These two sayings have, respectively, to do with weight, and; with a characteristic of a ruler; but they have no connection at all with your sentence. I only mention them bacause of their accidental similarity to parts of it.

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    Re: Sultan's weight - an idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    Is "Sultan's weight" an idiom and what does it mean in this context?

    "According to the tradition Indonesian women must use the Sultan's weight in flour for these cakes."
    It is probably an idiom... in Indonesia.

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    Re: Sultan's weight - an idiom?

    ...And probably, like 'a king's ransom, it's hyperbolic - that is, not 40-60 kilos of flour, but just 'lots'.

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