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Which noun is the most generally used with "a dash of"?


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"A dash of" something is a small amount of something, usually a liquid, that is added very quickly. The most common nouns to use with this expression are liquids that are added when cooking or baking, however it is also common to use the word "salt" here. "A dash" of something is usually a little more than "a pinch". Ex: She added a dash of salt to the soup. Ex: Just a dash of vinegar and the salad dressing is complete. Ex: I like to add a dash of lime juice to the meat.

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