lunching


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lunching

mod. absent minded; giddy; out to lunch. What a giddy twit. He’s so lunching!
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The man I was lunching with jumped clean out of his seat and swallowed his cigar.
And there were days that packed into the space of a few hours the concentrated essence of a music-hall knock-about sketch, an earthquake, a football scrummage, and the rush-hour on the Tube; when the office was full of shouting men, when strange figures dived in and out and banged doors like characters in an old farce, and Harold, the proud office-boy, lost his air of being on the point of lunching with a duke at the club and perspired like one of the proletariat.
Suppose the kindly mist had lifted, and revealed me lunching in the wet on their property, the cousin of the short and lofty letters, the unangenehme Elisabeth
But at dinner, when, after breakfasting at twelve o'clock on a bottle of soda-water and a cup of strong coffee, and lunching at two on another bottle of soda-water mingled with brandy, he was finding fault with everything on the table, and declaring we must change our cook, I thought the time was come.
I didn't say they were officers,--two young men who had been lunching.
I allowed that their conduct was bad, but I urged him to take into consideration their heedlessness, their youth; then, too, the young men had only just been lunching together.
He used to go back for a week, just to look up his old friends; and what with breakfasting with this one, lunching with that, dining with the third, and supping with another, a pretty tight week he used to make of it.
Although in some corporate lunch rooms, females may still account for nearly 75 percent of all salad and vegetable plate purchases, the majority of offices show equal counts of both sexes lunching on lighter favorites like "soup and 1/2 sandwich" combos.
Petersburg (Florida) Times last summer: "When Gulf High School assistant principal Pat Haynes sees needy children lunching on cookies or a bag of chips, she knows the kids are jeopardizing more than just good nutrition.
Plot points involved characters getting an important call midscene and having a waiter bringing a phone to the table, but there would be no way a power lunching duo could pass an entirely ring-free hour in a star-strewn bistro.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- These days, most American workers (with the exception of Hollywood agents) aren't power lunching at fancy restaurants serving up martinis and steaks.