Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    anreak is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    196

    Help yourself to the chow

    I saw the expression "Help yourself to the chow" in a soap (with English subtitles). What is it about?

    context: Guy B gets to a place and finds A dating someone...then they have this conversation...

    Guy A: Help yourself to the chow.
    Guy B: Don’t make it to the mainland too often...
    Guy A: So when I do. I like to indulge myself.
    Guy B: So you people can just...
    Guy A: Come and go?
    Guy B: Some of us.

  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,397

    Re: Help yourself to the chow

    Really needs a lot more context - but the sentence "Help yourself to the chow" = "help yourself to some food".

  3. #3
    Ouisch's Avatar
    Ouisch is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,130

    Re: Help yourself to the chow

    "Help yourself" means to go ahead and take what you want. No one will be serving it to you, you have to go and get it. But they are welcoming you to take as much as you'd like.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •