What does "pass the salt" mean?
And "pass the biscuits"...
Thanks in advance!
Traditionally we use 'pass the salt' to ask for salt at the dinner table when the food lacks salt. It's also a way to break the conversation up when someone has said something you do not want to answer or acknowledge.
- Men should be the slaves of women
- *eye roll* Pass the salt.
Pass the salt = give (me) the salt
Pass the biscuits = give (me) the biscuits
Pass (v) = give somebody something by putting it into their hand or in a place that they can reach it easily
By itself it sounds like an order or command so it should be said with please or thank you after it.