brown-bagging


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brown bag

1. verb To pack one's own food (e.g., in a brown paper bag), especially lunch, usually for work or school. People who brown bag it each day eat healthier foods than those who go out for lunch.
2. noun Such a lunch. Aw man, I forgot my brown bag, so I'll have to buy lunch after all.
3. adjective Describing a gathering in which people bring their own bag lunches. The phrase can be hyphenated in this usage. Can we go out to a restaurant for a change? I'm sick of these brown-bag meetings.
See also: bag, brown

brown-bagging

Packing one's own food (e.g., in a brown paper bag), especially lunch, usually for work or school. Ever since I started brown-bagging it, I've been eating much healthier foods than when I used to go out for lunch.
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Additionally, GFF has enlisted Kate Gosselin of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" to provide brown-bagging tips that help make it easy for moms to pack healthy, affordable, satisfying lunches."Grains are an ideal choice at lunch since they provide much-needed energy and sustenance to make it through the day," said Judi Adams, GFF president.