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flash in the pan one who succeeds brilliantly for a brief time only.
frying pan a shallow pan with a long handle, used for frying food.
moo goo gai pan a Chinese dish of cut pieces of chicken, mushrooms, various vegetables, and spices.
out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad position into one that is even worse.
Pan American Exposition a world's fair held in 1901 in Buffalo, New York, where the use of electricity was the highlight and at which U.S. President William McKinley was assassinated.
Pan-American of, pertaining to, including, or representing North, Central, and South America or their peoples.
Pan-Americanism any policy or theory advocating mutual aid and cooperation among the Pan-American nations, such as the establishment of political, economic, military, and cultural alliances.
pan-broil to cook over direct heat in an uncovered frying pan, using little or no grease.
Pan-Cake Make-Up trademark for a cosmetic face powder formed into a compact round cake.
pan-fry to fry in a skillet or frying pan with a small amount of fat.
Peter Pan the title character of J.M. Barrie's early twentieth-century play, a young boy who never grows up.
tube pan a deep round cake pan with a hollow tube extending up through the center.
warming pan a long-handled pan, usu. of brass, made to be filled with coals or hot water, covered, and passed between the sheets of a bed to warm them.