a slice off a cut loaf is never missed

A slice off a cut loaf is never missed
Used colloquially to describe having sexual intercourse with someone who is not a virgin, especially when they are in a relationship. The analogy refers to a loaf of bread; it is not readily apparent, once the end has been removed, exactly how many slices have been taken.('You never miss a slice from a cut loaf' is also used.)  

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  • a slice off a cut loaf isn’t missed — 1592 SHAKESPEARE Titus Andronicus II. i. 87 More water glideth by the mill Than wots [knows] the miller of; and easy it is Of a cut loaf to steal a shive [slice]. 1639 J. CLARKE Parœmiologia Anglo Latina 118 ’Tis safe taking a shive of a cut… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • miss — see a miss is as good as a mile you never miss the water till the well runs dry what you’ve never had you never miss a slice off a cut loaf isn’t missed …   Proverbs new dictionary

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  • France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …   Universalium


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