lunch off

lunch off

1. To eat something as one's midday meal. Stranded in the middle of the forest, we were forced to lunch off any insects or edible roots we could find. There's some ham and cheese that you could lunch off, if you're still hungry.
2. To eat one's midday meal off the top of some surface. We had already packed all our other dishes in preparation for the move, so we were had to lunch off of our fine china for our last meal in the house. We all sat around on the living room floor, casually lunching off the coffee table in the middle of the room.
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lunch off something

to make a lunch by eating something or part of something. We will be able to lunch off the leftover turkey for days! lean lunch off what is in the refrigerator. Don't worry about me.
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References in classic literature ?
And many a day I made my entire lunch off one of those slabs.
When they eat they give me my lunch off to one side, or afterward.
Storie Swing Skort 2.0 - $37 - A model of versatility, the Swing Skort 2.0 is appropriate for playing nine holes, practicing at the range, or meeting for lunch off the course.
Clare Brookfield of MSIF was one of the founding three to get the Sportswoman's Lunch off the ground.
The police officers will serve a "free" lunch off a limited menu from 11 a.m.
The amazing supportive desi husband is not the one who bails you out of jail or drops lunch off at your office during a fiendish day, but is one who 'allows' you to do things, because grown adult women need permission to do anything.
"We came on Sunday to find out if we were getting it for Christmas as I didn't fancy eating Christmas lunch off my lap.
"Then in Year 10 a friend bought my lunch off me as I wasn't hungry that day and then I've grown it from there."
If you like good films, you'd be better off using this DVD as a coaster or eating your lunch off it.
We stopped for lunch off the coast at Sandy Lane, next door to Rihanna's multi-million dollar condo, and we must apologise if the noise troubled her as Bob Marley's greatest hits blasted through the speakers.
"Actually my opposition to restrictions on smoking are pretty historic to be honest, long before I accepted lunch off of JTI or anybody else.
Start their packed lunch off with some starchy carbohydrate to give long-lasting energy.
Such concentration on perfection, combined with a workshop so clean that you could eat your lunch off the floor, could be a recipe for sterility, but this is not the case.
The sixth-wicket pair added 41 runs in the last nine overs before lunch off the bowling of Wayne White and Nadeem Malik, but their partnership of 59 was broken in the first over after the interval, Joseph returning to the attack to have Wallace caught behind.