View Poll Results: What are truffles

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  • any of several subterranean, edible, ascomycetous fungi of the genus Tuber

    2 66.67%
  • an article or thing of very little value.

    0 0%
  • a literary, musical, or artistic work of a light or trivial character

    0 0%
  • a candy made of soft chocolate, shaped into a ball and dusted with cocoa

    3 100.00%
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    Olympian is offline Member
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    Question 'give the time of day' / 'give the light of day'

    Hello,

    The following seems like a mistake, but just want to confirm. I think he means to say 'give me the time of day'.

    "I try not to disclose my age too often," he says. "When I was first starting out a few chefs wouldn't give me the light of day."

    This is from a yahoo news story about a young man making money on truffles.

    I am familiar with 'give the time of day' and 'see the light of day', but not with 'give the light of day'.

    Thank you

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Default Re: 'give the time of day' / 'give the light of day'

    This person obviously conflated the two sayings into one.

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