dinner is served

dinner is served

Dinner is ready and literally is being or has been brought to the table or place where it will be eaten. Typically said as an invitation to others to come and eat. A: "All right, everybody, dinner is served." B: "Wow, this all looks delicious!"
See also: dinner, serve
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Dinner is served.

It is time to eat dinner. Please come to the table. (As if announced by a butler; often jocular.) Sue: Dinner is served. Mary (aside): Aren't we fancy tonight? "Dinner is served," said Bob, rather formally for a barbecue.
See also: dinner, serve
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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