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    About the usage of the term to "pig out" ?!~

    The meaning of to "pig out" seems to be eating a lot, right?~~
    But, if I say "I'll pig out on Chrismas", does it mean I'll eat a lot in a place where that is not at home? Maybe in a restaurant or at friend's house?
    'Cause to "lunch out" means to have lunch in restaurants, which is not at home~~

    Oh geez~!! I hope you understand what I'm trying to ask~~


    Thank u very much!~~

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    Re: About the usage of the term to "pig out" ?!~

    You may pig out at home or away. The idiom is "pig out" whereas "lunch out" is not an idiom. It's simply a combination of a verb (to lunch) and a definition of where (out versus in).

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    Re: About the usage of the term to "pig out" ?!~

    (Not a teacher)

    Yes, "pig out" means to eat voraciously (like a pig). The "out" in "pig out" does not suggest one is away from home- one can pig out anywhere, at any time. I don't know the precise meaning of "out" here, or what the coiners of the word intended, but a familiar idiom was created. One reference said the verb first appeared in 1977.

    It's time to pig out,

    G.F

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