be cooking

idiom

informal
: to be performing or doing something well
The economy is really cooking.
That's it! Now you're cooking!

Examples of be cooking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Palestinian/Filipino Chef Hisham Abdelfattah of Food Network fame will be cooking up $2 tacos all day at El Halal Amigos in San Jose on Sunday, May 5 starting at 11:30 a.m. Laura Ness, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 Of course, there will always be cooking enthusiasts who want to spend a lot of money on a cut of meat and are confident in their abilities to bring the best out of it. Olivia Potts, Longreads, 15 Feb. 2024 With over 45 fast and simple recipes to choose from, even the most novice chef will be cooking like Martha in no time. Taylor Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 Whether in a field or atop a building, more and more Berlin chefs seem to be cooking over open fires. Gisela Williams, New York Times, 29 June 2023 Meanwhile, extreme heat will be cooking parts of the South and the West. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 3 July 2023 Most of the top 10 Bon Appétit recipes of 2022 were vegetarian, indicating more people might be cooking meatless at home. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 4 Jan. 2023 Soon, the food truck will be cooking, Routson will be brewing, and people will be bellied up at the bar. Marc Bona, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2021 Mendes, who will be cooking dishes such as a sweet prawn and steamed egg cake with presunto balchão (ham in a spicy, vinegary sauce), had long fantasized about pursuing a project in his mother’s homeland. Lindsey Tramuta Jameson Montgomery Juan A. Ramírez Ellie Pithers Gisela Williams Amy Fang, New York Times, 25 May 2023

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“Be cooking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20cooking. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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