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cooking with gas

Definitions

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  • Functioning particularly effectively; achieving something substantial.

Etymologies

From the suggestion, heavily advertised in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that stoves using natural gas as a fuel cook more effectively than, for instance, wood-burning or electric stoves. (Wiktionary)

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  • Oh yeah, this has been around for ages--at least in my neck of the woods. (We've been cooking with gas for quite a while, I guess.)

    September 23, 2008

  • See also cooking on gas, which is how I say it.

    September 23, 2008

  • A colleague just used this phrase to describe the effect of an improvement to something we're building: "now we're cooking with gas!"

    Such a great phrase. This and this suggest it dates to when gas stoves replaced wood, though they offer no evidence or citations.

    September 23, 2008