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    take out food

    How to you phrase things when it comes to taking out food?

    1. Waiter, can you please take these out? We can't finish it.
    2. Waiter, can you please bag these? We can't finish it.

    3. Mother's sick and won't be able to cook tonight. Let's go get a take out from Outback.
    4. Mother's sick and won't be able to cook tonight. Let's take out some food from Outback.

    5. We'll have two spaghetti and two burgers. We'll also have two of these muffins for take out.
    6. We'll have two spaghetti and two burgers for dine-in, and two muffins for take out.
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    Re: take out food

    I think take-out(AmE) or takeway(BrE) refers to buying food/a meal from a restaurant.

    Could you please box/wrap it up for me? It is understood that you wish to take the food home.
    Last edited by tedmc; 03-Jan-2017 at 05:03.
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    Re: take out food

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    A common informal term for something used to take home leftover food is "doggy bag". It seems to be quite widespread as an idiom.

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/doggie+bag
    http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=doggy+bag&l=0

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