eat, drink and be merry

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eat, drink, and be merry

A call for others to enjoy themselves, usually in the context of a party or other festive gathering. Come on, people, this is a party—eat, drink, and be merry!
See also: and, merry
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ˌeat, drink and be ˈmerry

(saying) said to encourage somebody to enjoy life now, while they can, and not to think of the future
See also: and, drink, merry
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