Does a ‘hole in the wall’ serve food or money?

  • By Koop Tissingh

(BrE) hole in the wall = geldautomaat, flappentap
(AmE) hole in the wall = eettentje, restaurantje

Voorbeeld (BrE) hole-in-the-wall:
She could find a hotel, but she did not want a hotel, because the money would be gone in two days and she did not have a cash card to put in a hole in the wall, even if she could have used it. (Frances Fyfield, The Nature of the Beast, ch. 3)

Voorbeelden (AmE) hole-in-the-wall:
“Diane ate at a place in Georgetown on Friday night called Simpsons. Do you know it?” “Little hole-in-the-wall a block off M Street toward the river. (David Baldacci, True Blue, ch. 64)
We even went out on the road together, playing some of the best hole-in-the-walls in the Ohio Valley. (David Baldacci, The Camel Club, ch. 40)
Mac’s a greasy spoon, three blocks from the courthouse, a small sandwich shop, a hole-in-the-wall stuck in a crack between two larger office buildings. (Steve Martini, Double Tap, chapter 16)
So we decide to (…) take a late lunch at a little spot, a hole-in-the wall across from the courthouse (…).  (Steve Martini, The Jury, chapter 16)

See note 62 of the terminology list ‘same word, different meanings’.


  1. IsmaelDualp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Very well voiced of course! ! celebrex medication amoxicillin no 1 canadian pharcharmy online celexa generic Hydrochlorothiazide Osteoporosis Cymbalta Us Prescribing Information escitalopram 10mg

  2. LarryCob on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Wonderful facts. Kudos! deltasone

  3. KeithApasy on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Wow loads of valuable information!
    propranolol for anxiety lexapro medication Robaxin Dog generic viagra without subscription Lasix Furosemide Iv Push Cipro Or Bactrim For Uti gabapentin 100mg

  4. LarryCob on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Very good data. Appreciate it! doxycycline mono 100mg cap

  5. ClarkMeamp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Really loads of wonderful info.
    canada pharmacies online prescriptions online pharmacy canada northwest pharmaceuticals canada aarp approved canadian online pharmacies canadian online pharmacy

  6. IsmaelDualp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Thank you, I like this. allopurinol 100 Flomax In Female propranolol hydrochloride metformin medication hydroxyzine pamoate citalopram hbr Can I Buy Lisinopril Over The Counter

  7. ClarkMeamp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    You said it nicely..
    canadian pharmacies online prescriptions online pharmacies of canada canadian online pharmacy canada rx canada pharmaceuticals online northwestpharmacy buy cialis online

  8. LarryCob on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Incredible plenty of good info! prednisolone acetate 1

  9. IsmaelDualp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Kudos. Loads of write ups.
    zovirax pill hydrochlorot

  10. LarryCob on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Nicely put. With thanks. aarp recommended canadian pharmacies

  11. KeithApasy on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Valuable advice. Thanks a lot.
    retin a canada pharmaceuticals online Valacyclovir Hcl Shingles buy viagra online

  12. KeithApasy on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Appreciate it, Plenty of data.

    generic for cymbalta prinivil allopurinol Buy Kamagra Oral Jelly Paypal doxycycline monohydrate 100mg prednisone 10mg valacyclovir

  13. ClarkMeamp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    You said this really well.
    Cialis Wirkung Auf Blutdruck canada pharmacy canadian viagra

  14. LarryCob on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Thank you! A good amount of write ups!
    sertraline medication

  15. ClarkMeamp on Thursday January 16th, 2020

    Kudos, Lots of info!

    canada drug canada drug pharmacy generic viagra without subscription walmart northwest pharmacy canada pharmacy canadianpharmacy global pharmacy canada

  16. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Position clearly taken!. hydrochlorot

  17. IsmaelDualp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Nicely put, Appreciate it. Order Hydrochlorothiazide 12 5mg Online generic advair diskus northwest pharmacy motilium 10mg flagyl generic

  18. KeithApasy on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Very good write ups. Many thanks!
    canada pharmacy online bactrim generic fluconazole bnf Propecia Male Baldness

  19. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Awesome stuff. With thanks. trazodone generic

  20. KeithApasy on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Thanks a lot, I like this.
    Albuterol V S Advair prinivil bactrim f Sildenafil Dosage For Pulmonary Hypertension tadalafil 20 mg

  21. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Kudos. Quite a lot of postings.

    canadian pharmacy king canadian drugs approved canadian online pharmacies modafinil vs adderall canada pharmacies online prescriptions

  22. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You made your point very clearly!! inderal la

  23. IsmaelDualp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You have made your point. valtrex 500 mg retin-a cream provigil side effects Buy Propecia Online Without Prescription

  24. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You’ve made your stand very effectively..
    canada pharmacies online canadian pharmacies online prescriptions canada pharmaceutical online ordering aarp recommended canadian pharmacies canadian pharmacies online prescriptions cialis generic online pharmacies canada

  25. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You have made your position very clearly.! zovirax

  26. IsmaelDualp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Great facts. Thanks. buy cialis pills Doxazosin And Flomax

  27. KeithApasy on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Superb write ups. Thanks a lot.
    trazodone 50 mg for sleep Allopurinol Cll Tumor Lysis Syndrome kamagra kfg kamagra Phenergan Dosage For A Dog modafinil for sale north west pharmacy canada Cialis Celexa Interaction

  28. KeithApasy on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Thanks a lot, Lots of write ups!

    Does Propecia Cause Permanent Impotence Motilium For Increase Milk Supply kamagra kfg kamagra buy celebrex online

  29. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You actually stated that adequately! neurontin gabapentin

  30. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You actually mentioned this well!
    canada pharmacy canada pharmaceutical online ordering canadian pharmacy online canadian pharmacy viagra brand cialis pills canada pharmacy health canada drug database

  31. IsmaelDualp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Really tons of valuable knowledge! augmentin antibiotic northwest pharmacy global pharmacy canada atarax 25 mg

  32. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Nicely put, Thanks.
    canadian viagra without a doctor prescription canadian pharmacy online canada drugs online top rated online canadian pharmacies international drug mart canadian pharmacy online store drugs for sale canadian pharmacies that ship to us

  33. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You explained this adequately. modafinil

  34. IsmaelDualp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Regards. Loads of forum posts!
    tamsulosine Allopurinol For Cabg

  35. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Really tons of great advice! canadian pharmaceuticals online

  36. KeithApasy on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You stated this well!
    duloxetine generic cymbalta generic propranolol Get Diflucan Otc promethazine 25 mg

  37. KeithApasy on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Truly many of helpful facts.
    canada rx canadian viagra no 1 canadian pharcharmy online flomax generic

  38. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Very well voiced certainly! !
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa canada drug pharmacy

  39. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Incredible all kinds of great knowledge! tretinoin cream

  40. IsmaelDualp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You actually explained this very well. fluconazole cream losartan hydrochlorothiazide

  41. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Fantastic facts. With thanks!
    online pharmacies canada canadian pharcharmy online canadian online pharmacies legitimate

  42. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You have made your position very well.. Augmentin For Persistent Sinus Infection

  43. ClarkMeamp on Friday January 17th, 2020

    You definitely made the point!
    ed meds online without doctor prescription global pharmacy canada canadian pharmacy online canada drugs online provigil lawsuit

  44. LarryCob on Friday January 17th, 2020

    Seriously all kinds of beneficial information! Neurontin Gabapentin For Anxiety

  45. LarryCob on Saturday January 18th, 2020

    You definitely made the point! Duloxetine Dr Side Effects

  46. LarryCob on Saturday January 18th, 2020

    You actually said that wonderfully! No Prescription Pharmacy Augmentin

  47. WayneSpire on Saturday January 18th, 2020

    Cialis cialis 20mg buy viagra cialis

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

1