Talk:breakfast in bed

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breakfast in bed[edit]

User:Muke claimed this is slightly more than SoP upon creating the entry. I disagree. I've had breakfast in bed which I made myself before (Coke and yesterday's pizza which I left on my bedside). --Jackofclubs 14:50, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Weak delete. It's commoner than "lunch in bed", but IMO no more deserving. Equinox 14:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Move to RfV. It's evocative. Perhaps someone can come up with a non-SoP definition and matching quotes that show why the other OneLook dictionaries are wrong to omit it. DCDuring TALK 15:31, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Keep since the term is understood to mean that breakfast is prepared specially by someone else. I'm sure I could make breakfast for myself and eat it in bed, but that would be a literal reading, not the default assumption that makes the term somewhat idiomatic. DAVilla 05:46, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Keep. It's more than the sum of its parts. DAVilla's comment says it well.--Dmol 06:12, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Keep. Has the specific connotation of being a sort of a treat. Contrary, if you think about it, to sending someone to bed, which is a punishment. bd2412 T 06:53, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Delete. In a good hotel one might order a "breakfast in bed", so it is just breakfast+in+bed. We don't have an entry for a box of chocolates just because somebody might give one to a loved one. --Hekaheka 12:47, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Keep. That's becauase you can have a box of cornflakes too (but breakfast in chair doesn't quite work).—This unsigned comment was added by Conrad.Irwin (talkcontribs) at 12:50, 20 March 2009.
A good hotel? I've never stayed at a hotel where I didn't at least have to get up and open the door for them to give me breakfast. bd2412 T 14:06, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
You obviously haven't stayed at the right hotels.  :-) msh210 16:55, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Full disclosure: I am just dying to add an entry for breakfast in chair. Equinox 22:13, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Keep When I make breakfast in bed for someone, I'm actually doing it in the kitchen. Michael Z. 2009-03-20 15:28 z
Keep per DAVilla.—msh210 16:55, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

I believe a good definition would be [edited]

  1. Breakfast for someone still in bed.

 Michael Z. 2009-03-20 21:58 z

Weak keep --EncycloPetey 05:54, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Keep - A widely used idiom that deserves its own article here. Razorflame 14:25, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Kept. 63.95.64.254 02:53, 1 April 2009 (UTC)