Refers to the old practice of grading cotton not the highest or lowest quality but the grade in the middle between the best and the worst. Southern collaqualism means fair or ok
How's that project coming? Aww just fair to middlin
literally a large sandwich is a refrence to the sitcom wings and at every event on nantucket they thought they had to get a "big sandwich" from a deli there.
helen says we should celebrate brian's engagement
lowell says I 'll go pick up a Big sandwich.