pass the salt

What does "pass the salt"  mean?

And "pass the biscuits"...

Thanks in advance!

Jan 15, 2016 3:13 AM
Comments · 3

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.

January 15, 2016

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

January 15, 2016

By itself it sounds like an order or command so it should be said with please or thank you after it. 

January 15, 2016