What does the phrase “stick a fork in it” mean?

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  • Stick a fork in it.

    "I've finished talking,"

    "That's all I have to say about that."

    It's also used to indicate a losing cause.

    (When you cook meat, and it's "done," you stick a fork in it.) When a sports team, for example, is losing, and then losing badly so defeat seems inevitable, a commentator might say "stick a fork in them."

    Stick a sock in it or Put a sock in it.

    If you tell someone to put a sock in it then you are telling them to be quiet.

    The Sock in this instance was originally a real sock.

    In the early days of sound reproduction and radio broadcasts the ability to control the volume of sound coming out of the instruments was almost non-existent; sound came out of large uncontrollable horns.

    However, if a sock was stuffed into the mouth of the horn, then the volume was considerably reduced, hence the saying.

  • Stick a fork in it is a reference to cooking. When you want to get the cooked meat off the grill, you "stick a fork in it, because it is done." This is referenced here when you say stick a fork in it. For example: After a long baseball game in 90 degree weather you might say....."Stick a fork in me, I'm done with this game." Or after a long night of studying "Stick a fork in it, I can't learn anymore." Many people are saying it means to be quiet. This may be what it means to kids now a days, but when I was younger we used the phrases "Stick a sock in it" or "Stick a cork in it" when we wanted someone to shut up.

  • 1. stick a fork in it

    1) A state of completion.

    2) To be completely destroyed or defeated.

    Stick a fork in it, it's done.

    Stick a fork in him, he's done.

    1. stick a fork in it

      1. To be done, finshed or over.

    v. "Stick a fork in me"

    In reference to a piece of meat or sausage, whereby one sticks a fork in it to test if it is properly cooked.

    "I'm done. Stick a fork in me. It's been grand!" - Christian Slater, Pump Up The Volume, 1990

    1. Exhausted, used up, finished. From meat that is fully cooked and ready to be handled with a fork.

    That board is toast-stick a fork in it

    1. stick a fork in it

      To be done, done with it.

    stick a fork in it it's done

    tags it's done this term from lizzie mcguire how teenybopper so yeah

    1. stick a fork in it

      Meaning that something is definitively finished such that whatever it is doing (or being done to it) should or can be stopped, or considered to be done.

    From grilling -- not to test whether something is done, b/c that wouldn't make any sense, given what the phrase means. Instead, to stick a fork in the piece of sufficiently-grilled-meat so as to take it off the grill. Connotations of definitive doneness enhanced by sub-conscious notion that the piece of meat is not only completely cooked, it is no longer reasonably conceived of as part of a living animal, and thus can be stabbed with impunity.

    Now that Iraq has descended into chaos, you can stick a fork into Bush's re-election chances.

    1. stick a fork in it

      To stick a fork in something means to cease whatever is happening or being said.

    Just stick a fork in it, Mike. Or, stick a fork in him, he's done for tonight.

  • You can go either one way or the other. A fork in the road means a split where it bears to the left or right. It means you have to make a decision about something, and choose a route to go down.

  • It comes from the way bakers tell if a cake is done by sticking a fork or toothpick, etc. into the cake, if cake sticks to the fork it isn't done! So, some people say "stick a fork in me (i'm done)" it is synonymous with saying "I'm toast" or "I've had too much"

    So, someone telling you to "stick a fork in it" wants you to be done with whatever you were doing.

    Source(s): mmmm, cake
  • It means you're done, or whatever the subject is, is done. It applies to baking, when you are baking a cake or bread, you can stick a fork in it, pull it out, and if there is any cake or bread stuck to the fork, you know you need to bake it a little longer.

    Also, after you bake a pie, it is customary to stick a fork in it in several places to release the heat.

    So, "Stick a fork in me, I'm done." 🙂

  • It means the end, finished. Stick a fork in it, it's done.

  • When you are cooking certain items as cake, bread or certain meat dishes you stick a fork in it to see if it is done. If is done when you pull the fort out and it comes out clean it is done. That is where the phrase comes from.

  • Well, when you are done cooking a cнιcκen you stick a fork in it to eat. When you say that phrase to someone you are saying they "are done" (literally). let me illustrate for you.

    One man says of his buddy who is about to get married to a domineering woman. "stick a fork in him, he's done"

  • You stick a fork in to see if the food is done.

    You have been so baked and roasted, we are just seeing that the cooking (read as humiliation) is complete

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