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    #1

    wear the flour

    The chef says "After we put the dough about 15 minutes in the fridge, now it's chilled and firmed up" Then she puts the dough on the kitchen board on some flour and said "What good is it if you are not wearing all the flour,right?"

    What is the meaning here of "if you are not wearing all the flour"?

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    #2

    Re: wear the flour

    Who is the "chef" and what is the programme?

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    #3

    Re: wear the flour

    The Prgram is "Barefoot Contessa"!


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    Re: wear the flour

    We do not see this in the UK, and as it is American there may well be terms not in use here. I am afraid you need an American to answer this one.

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    Re: wear the flour

    I don't think it's an idiom. I just think it means not getting yourself all covered with flour.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: wear the flour

    Yes yes!! You know, it really may suit this context to be covered with flour! So please, can you kindly explain to me the meaning of "What good is it if..."?? (rephrase it for me, please).

    Waiting for your answer.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: wear the flour

    Maybe she means "if you don't really have fun with this, even if it means you get covered in flour, why do it at all?"

    I think it just means "don't worry about that sort of thing - just have fun making [whatever it was]"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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