VOCABULARY – doggie bag

DOGGIE BAG

(noun, slang) – food that was ordered in restaurant but taken home to finish eating; food that was not completely eaten at the restaurant and put into a bag or a box to be finished at home or given to the dog.

Example #1:
Waiter:  You still have food on your plate.  Do you want to keep eating here or do you want to take it home to eat?
Customer:  I want to take it home.  Can you please put it in a doggie bag?

Example #2:
Customer #1:  This food is so delicious!  But I can’t eat anymore.
Customer #2:  You should ask the waiter for a doggie bag so you can eat it for lunch tomorrow.

Post your own examples of DOGGIE BAG in the comments section below.

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