draining board

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drainboard, Brit. draining board

A work surface, adjacent to a sink, having a built-in pitch so that it drains into the sink.
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They can be left without water for a week then submerse the pot in a bowl of tepid water until it is moist all through, take it out and leave it on the draining board until the excess water has come out, before returning it to its permanent spot.
And the one I think all office staff should follow: "After tea break, staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board.
QThe draining board at the side of my sink doesn't hold glasses very well and mine keep breaking.
Feeling holier than thou (my nan always said that cleanliness is next to godliness) I went shopping but on my return found that four of my best plates had fallen off the draining board and smashed on the floor.
Among the tricks they suggest are that you put on a cook's apron, spread pots and pans on the draining board (to look as though you've used them), simmer sauce on the stove (so there's a smell of cooking), splash sauce on the hob and door (for realism), hide all the packaging before guests arrive, dash madly in and out of the kitchen to "check" on the meal, sprinkle on fresh herbs, and then - "accept praise with a slightly bashful look.
His mam stood at the draining board, grinding together two teaspoons to squeeze the last drop of flavour from a teabag.
The defendant picked up a knife from the draining board and stabbed him in the left armpit area," said Mr Morris.
Thoroughly wet the matting and then drape it, so that one end dips into the base of the sink of water and the rest lies over the draining board.
The partially-tiled breakfast kitchen is fully fitted and includes an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, sink with draining board, washing machine and dishwasher.
They went into the property and found a pan left on the stove, Paul removed the pan and put it on the draining board to cool and switched off the cooker.
He went on: "When Mr Morgan first saw him, the defendant was on the kitchen draining board, screaming, he describes, like someone demented.
As the woman's Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog, Troy, cowered in the kitchen and growled, Moore picked up a serrated bread knife from the draining board and thrust it in to the animal's side before calmly running the blade under the tap then eventually falling asleep on the settee for a quick nap.