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    I want to know what does the phrase: "Put a fork in me...I'm done!" means. Can you please explain its meaning and the context in which it normally is used.

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    Default Re: is it a metaphor, an idiom or slang?

    Sounds sarcastic. Can you give more context?

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    Default Re: is it a metaphor, an idiom or slang?

    Hello Angelika,

    Actually, there is no more context....it is the title in a section of a self-help aid book, but I'm not sure what does it mean.

    Can anyone help us out???

    thanks a lot!

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    It seems to be a metaphor taken from cookery - you insert a sharp object into cakes and meat to see if they are properly cooked. So I suppose it is saying that you have finally achieved whatever it was you set out to self help with.

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    Default Re: is it a metaphor, an idiom or slang?

    Anglika,

    I guess you're right. It looks more like a cookery thing than anything else. However, I just wanted to double check with English native speakers if this phrase had another meaning.

    Thanks for your help.

    best,

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    Default Re: is it a metaphor, an idiom or slang?

    Though, I don't know the context, I might say that the meaning is:

    Insert a fork in me because the lid came off.

    It's neither a metaphor nor a slang or idiom. It's a usual sentence

    I hope that helped.

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    Olga

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    Default Re: is it a metaphor, an idiom or slang?

    Insert a fork in me because the lid came off.

    Olga - very interesting. I have never met this sentence - can you say where you saw it? How do you interpret it?

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    Default Re: is it a metaphor, an idiom or slang?

    It means: 'insert a fork in me, because my patience had come to the end'

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