get the munchies

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get the munchies

To become insatiably hungry so that one has the urge to continuously eat, especially snack foods. The term is often used to describe one of the stereotypical effects of marijuana use. When I get the munchies, I just can't stop eating—it's one snack after another.
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Two days later, Paul's got the munchies. Paul never gets the munchies.