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16:23 Dec 27, 2003
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:set his fillings on edge
It was the squeak of the garbage bin, the one with the wobbly tire that always drove him to distraction and set his fillings on edge.
Explanation: Pudding came on a trolley. The creme brulee was, my father said, fine, but the little pewter bowl nestling in another pewter bowl set his fillings on edge. There was trifle, fruit compote, bread and butter pudding, all looking hefty. We had a glass of Burgundy each and two bottles of water and coffee - they stirred the sugar into my dad's cup for him, which was a shame because he'd been practising ever so hard. The bill was £194.67.