dine off (something)

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dine off (something)

To eat something, often for several meals. I made so much lasagna that we can dine off it all week.
See also: dine, off

dine off something

to make a meal of something; to make many meals of something. Do you think we can dine off the leg of lamb for more than one meal? I hope we dine off the turkey only one more time.
See also: dine, off
References in classic literature ?
Even the cabin table itself had been knocked into kindling-wood; and the cabin mess dined off the broad head of an oil-butt, lashed down to the floor for a centrepiece.
It won't be the first time I've dined off a bottle of beer, and my mind's never clearer than when I do.
The cellars were filled with burgundy then, the kennels with hounds, and the stables with gallant hunters; now, such horses as Queen's Crawley possessed went to plough, or ran in the Trafalgar Coach; and it was with a team of these very horses, on an off-day, that Miss Sharp was brought to the Hall; for boor as he was, Sir Pitt was a stickler for his dignity while at home, and seldom drove out but with four horses, and though he dined off boiled mutton, had always three footmen to serve it.
I would do it," said Sancho; "but I am not at all covetous, for I gave up an office this morning in which, if I was, I might have made the walls of my house of gold and dined off silver plates before six months were over; and so for this reason, and because I feel I would be guilty of treason to my king if I helped his enemies, I would not go with thee if instead of promising me two hundred crowns thou wert to give me four hundred here in hand.
To this end, he lighted up fresh candles and heaped more fuel on the fire; and having dined off a beefsteak, which he cooked himself in somewhat of a savage and cannibal-like manner, brewed a great bowl of hot punch, lighted his pipe, and sat down to spend the evening.
Biggar couldn't get Wales' backs going in Dublin but maybe that task would have proven beyond Dan Carter given the scraps of ball the visitors dined off.
THE pound hit a fresh post-Brexit high yesterday, as the UK currency dined off the weakening US dollar and employment data pointing to a record number of people in work.
Hopefully, he and his fellow administrators will remember the days when India dined off scraps from the top table, and ensure that they don't treat Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and other nations where there is immense passion for the game, with the same callous disregard.
One of those guests was King George V, who dined off the home's gold plates in 1912.
I don't like formality at a dinner table or in a home," says Mendes, who remembers that while growing up in Los Angeles, her working-class Cuban family rarely dined off matching plates.
Puzzling over animal remains in a Yorkshire cave, William Buckland washed away the Flood with an early palaeontological experiment--by feeding cow bones to his pet hyena, he proved from the toothmarks that an ancient hyena had dined off tigers and rhinoceroses (Buckland served his own guests crocodiles and badgers).
Rangers supporters are like those who have dined off the best cuisine and now are being offered a soya substitute.
If you were rich, you dined off a refined type, while if you were poor you were left with the old rough loaf.
In the famous campaign of 1840, the Whigs appealed to the common man by presenting Harrison as a homespun frontier hero content with his log cabin and jug of hard cider while Van Buren was depicted as an aristocrat who dined off gold plate; Harrison won 234 electoral votes to Van Buren's sixty.
THE pound hit a fresh post-Brexit high yesterday, as the UK currency dined off the weakening dollar and employment data pointing to a record number of people in work.