The modicum of time--approx. 60 seconds (depending on the capacity of the lunchroom)--one must rush into the lunch line before it starts looking like the line to the bathroom after lunch.
Charles: Hey, Jim, you being chased?
Jim: Not now, Chuck, it's the lunch rush minute! Gotta get to the line before the juniors cut in front!
Charles: Don't bother, it's just turkey sloppy joes. And it seems to be coming out the same way it came in.
"Burn the House to kill the Mouse"
A) To punish the whole group harshly because someone isn't telling the truth, especially for a minor issue.
B) To handle a situation by prohibiting an action at whole in order to solve a minor issue.
C) Eliminate a good thing in its entirety simply to solve a minor, solvable, or insignificant problem.
Earl: My mom decided to stop buying hot chocolate just because someone didn't claim their dirty cup.