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    snack when walking

    Do you happen to know what Americans say for snacking on a chicken-roll etc. when walking? I guess it's "snack on the hooves" if I'm not mistaken?

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    Re: snack when walking

    I wouldn't use such a phrase. I don't think there is one defined word or phrase for this activity. One can say they are "eating on the run" but that can refer to eating in one's car while in motion as well.

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    Re: snack when walking

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I wouldn't use such a phrase. I don't think there is one defined word or phrase for this activity. One can say they are "eating on the run" but that can refer to eating in one's car while in motion as well.
    That's it. So it's universal either you eat in your car or when walking?

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    Re: snack when walking

    I think it works for any alternative to actually sitting down and eating. On the run or on the go.

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    Re: snack when walking

    I am not a teacher.

    There is no American expression for that that I'm aware of. We do speak of "hoofing it" to mean "walking". I wouldn't be surprised to read of an American's "snack on the hoof", but that is not a set phrase, and "hooves" would not work.

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    Re: snack when walking

    'Eating on the hoof' is fairly common.

    I prefer 'eating on the go'.

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    Re: snack when walking

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I wouldn't use such a phrase. I don't think there is one defined word or phrase for this activity. One can say they are "eating on the run" but that can refer to eating in one's car while in motion as well.
    Would you say "I gotta hoof it." for "I gotta go"?

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    Re: snack when walking

    Only if I had to walk some long distance.

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    Re: snack when walking

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Only if I had to walk some long distance.
    Is it common in the US?

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    Re: snack when walking

    It's understandable. I don't know how often it is used. We do like to drive everywhere.

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