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    Death over easy

    Well, I ran across this expression when I was translating a film script. It's definitely not about this. It was just a title of a book that was mentioned in a dialogue. So my question is - what can the expression mean apart from fire/heat-related death? E.g. can it possibly be a variant of "easy death" (e.g. someone died quickly and painlessly) or else?

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    Re: Death over easy

    Eggs over easy are fried on both sides- could the person have been killed by two things that would each have been fatal? (Guessing)

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    Re: Death over easy

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    Eggs over easy are fried on both sides- could the person have been killed by two things that would each have been fatal? (Guessing)
    Well, the meaning is still based on the dictionary definition, where smth is fried. Can there by other sense in this title?

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    Re: Death over easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Eggs over easy are fried on both sides- could the person have been killed by two things that would each have been fatal? (Guessing)
    I suspect Tdol hadn't looked at the link when he wrote this - as all the deaths described do have a double cause.

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    Re: Death over easy

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    I suspect Tdol hadn't looked at the link when he wrote this - as all the deaths described do have a double cause.

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    One can guess an adequate translation from the definition in a dictionary. But I specified that it's not about the situation(s) described in the article I hotlinked to.

    Still, could it be just two causes not related to fire?
    What else can it be?

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    Re: Death over easy

    I think fire is a red herring. I see no reason not to believe there's a link to that site, apart from your assertion.

    But maybe it's not worth reading too much into the words. The collocation 'eggs over easy' is so strong that replacing the first word with any other word is thought-provoking; to do it with a monosyllable that has the same vowel-sound is even more so. Besides, 'eggs over easy' is an order. Death is not usually ordered - so, in a simple sense that has none of the 'twice-cooked' connotations Tdol mentioned - 'Death over easy' may simply mean 'murder'.

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    thanks) that makes sense)

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