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    quarter-sized salmon sandwich

    Hi

    Could anyone tell me how big is the quarter-sized salmon sandwich?

    Here is the context:

    "She took only a nibble of the quarter-sized salmon sandwich."

    I have googled and learned that quarter in the phrase "quarter-sized" usually mean the size of the US$ twenty-five cents (am I correct?)

    But in this context, it seems not correct. How can a sandwich be as small as a quarter coin?

    So, how big is it in this context?

    Thank you very much for your kind help.

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    Re: quarter-sized salmon sandwich

    It might refer to a sandwich that has been cut into four pieces. A sandwich the size of a US quarter would not be much.

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    #3

    Re: quarter-sized salmon sandwich

    Is it possible that the author is speaking metaphorically here to try and say that the sandwich is ridiculously tiny?

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    Re: quarter-sized salmon sandwich

    Who knows?

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    Re: quarter-sized salmon sandwich

    It could also mean that the slices of bread have been cut into quarters, but I assume it means small.

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