A Baker´s Dozen

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Google images, Baker´s dozen

Meaning:

 

A baker’s dozen means thirteen pieces of something. A dozen (twelve) plus one more.

 

Google images, Baker´s dozen

Google images, Baker´s dozen

Origin:

 

Hundreds of years ago, the English bakers cheated on their customers by baking lightweight, fluffy pieces of bread. The British parliament reacted angrily passing a law saying to bakers that if they continued with this situation, they would be severely reprimanded/punished. The bakers, in turn, responded by giving thirteen loaves of bread to any customer who asked for a dozen so as to tell the government, “We are giving off bread as a gift”.

 

Google images, Baker´s dozen

Google images, Baker´s dozen

Example:

 

•“He is a very good customer of mine. So, everytime he buys an egg dozen, I give him thirteen. My very good client is given a baker’s dozen”.
Google images, Baker´s dozen

Google images, Baker´s dozen

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