have a bun in the oven

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Definition of have a bun in the oven

informal
: to be pregnant Rumor has it, she has a bun in the oven.
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“Have a bun in the oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20bun%20in%20the%20oven. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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