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(as) keen as mustard

Definition of (as) keen as mustard

British

  1. :  very excited and interested :  very enthusiastic <I gave him the job because he was willing to learn and seemed as keen as mustard.>



Word by Word Definitions

keenplay
  1. :  having a fine edge or point :  sharp

    :  affecting one as if by cutting

    :  pungent to the sense

  1. :  a lamentation for the dead uttered in a loud wailing voice or sometimes in a wordless cry

  1. :  to make a loud and long cry of sorrow :  to lament with a keen

    :  to make a sound suggestive of a loud cry of sorrow

    :  to lament, mourn, or complain loudly

mustardplay
  1. :  a pungent yellow powder of the seeds of any of several common mustards (Brassica hirta, B. nigra, or B. juncea) used as a condiment or in medicine as a stimulant and diuretic, an emetic, or a counterirritant

    :  zest

    :  any of several herbs (genus Brassica of the family Cruciferae syn. Brassicaceae, the mustard family) with lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and linear beaked pods


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