lunch off

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mid-morning you are to pause for more tea and a handful of sunflower seeds or mixed nuts, before lunching off vegetable salad with leeks, celeriac and broad beans, rice cakes topped with pate and one to two fresh fruits of your choice.