Are you the meat in the sandwich...or the pickle in the middle

@drannhh (15229)
United States
January 29, 2010 12:27pm CST
A myLot friend recently used an expression I had not heard in many years, saying he felt like the meat in the sandwich. I love expressions like that. Do you? Most of my friends like to say they are the pickle in the middle. There is quite a difference in the connotation of these two terms, but also similarities. Which one are you?
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8 responses
• United States
29 Jan 10
I thought it was the pickle on the side? I would have to be the meat in the middle but sometimes I'm the pickle on the side. But I'm always the bag of chips!
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
30 Jan 10
For some reason this discussion makes me think of making a "sleeping pickle" sandwich.
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I have never heard of that kind of sandwich, Gerty, you may need to educate me on that! I had to laugh about your being the bag of chips gitfiddleplayer, because reading your response I decided that is what I would be too ;-)
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Jan 10
Hi drannhh! I would have to also go with the meat in the middle! I guess mostly because I don't like pickles in my sandwich!lol I get the double meaning! I always want to be the most important part of everything I guess! And a sandwich is nothing without the meat! I don't really like to be the "center of attention" usually, but then again I don't like to be ignored either!
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I think you can ham it up a bit sometimes without always being the center of attention, lol. No cucumber sandwiches for you, eh? Well, I see this one is going to get some interesting comments. Hang in there!
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Hi Drannhh!!^^ What does being "the meat in the sandwich" means? Does it being the source of something, like the meat is the source of protein in a sandwich? And what does "the pickle in the middle" means? Does it mean being the source of arguement? Like the pickle is the source of sourness to counter the taste? I also like hearing analogies like that. It's easy to understand something when you compare it to something. If I'm right about the meat and the pickle, then I guess I'm more of the bread. LOL I'm neither the meat nor the pickle. I'm just like the bread to wrap things up.^^
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I think the meaning varies a bit from person to person, but the meat would be considered by some to be the important part of the sandwich, whereas the pickle would be something squeezed in between. Hey, there is nothing wrong with being the wrapper, though, as that is what holds the sandwich together.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
The only thing not right with the bread is it usually tastes bland if eaten without a spread or something.^^;;
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Not my home baked bread! I put lots of tasty things in it, whole grains and seeds and other healthy and yummer stuff!
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
17 May 10
as far as sandwiches, hubby once said that I am the meat in the sandwich but only because I am skinny and small, and I was sitting in between he and his brother LOL they are both big so what do those expressions generally mean actually?
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
17 May 10
Pickle in the middle is just as you defined it with the example of your brother and brother-in-law and "little" you in the middle, but meat in the sandwich has to do with how outgoing one is, I think, and maybe their sense of self-importance. I am probably the mustard in a sandwich as I like to spice things up.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
17 May 10
I see now what you mean with the sandwich thingy
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
30 Jan 10
I too like expressions like these drammh! But I would consider myself as neither.I do not think that I am as essential as the meat in the sandwich;whether I am the pickle in the middle is for my people to answer .
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Jan 10
Very good response, kalav. What? No cucumber sandwiches for you, either?
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
31 Jan 10
Definitely not.I like to eat cucumber but I would not be the cuccumber in the middle because my folks are not a great fan of this.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
I am not that familiar with the expression... so i don't know if i am more of a meat or pickle in a sandwich... what does it mean?... hope you can enlighten me on this one so i can classify myself between the two... since i love both in a sandwich...
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
3 Jun 10
It is a funny saying but basically pickle in the middle is a person with lots of friends who lets them take the spotlight maybe and just sits quietly and enjoys the company, but the meat in the sandwich person likes to be more of a leader? That is how I interpret it anyway.
@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
30 Jan 10
Probably the pickle in the middle. At least I was not the cheesy one. These expressions are not familiar to me, but I do get them.
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Jan 10
It is funny how the meanings are not exact but the expressions are vivid enough to convey some meaning to everyone.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
29 Jan 10
Hi drannhh! I'm not sure if I know the meaning of either one but I guess I'm the meat in the sandwish, myself. Yes, I like expressions like this, too. Which one are you? Kathy.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
29 Jan 10
I always did want to be a singer and since I like to entertain people, I guess the meat in the middle is a good description of me, lol. Kathy.
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I think I am the bag of chips, lol, as gitfid above taught me that one, but I do like pickles and when I used to go out to dinner with two special friends who are no longer with us, alas, they used to always ask me to sit between them and so then I was most definitely the pickle in the middle.