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put on the (old) feedbag

slang To begin eating; to have a meal. I can't wait to get to Grandma's and put on the old feedbag. She always cooks the tastiest food! What do you say we put on the feedbag before we head out?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put on the feed bag

Also, tie on the feed bag. Eat a meal, as in Come on, it's time to put on the feed bag. This slangy term, alluding to a horse's feed bag that is literally tied on, dates from the early 1900s.
See also: bag, feed, on, put
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

put on the feedbag

and put on the nosebag and tie on the nosebag
tv. to prepare to eat; to eat a meal. (Refers to a bag of feed tied under a horse’s mouth.) I’m starved. Must be time to put on the feedbag. Let’s go to Mickey D’s and tie on the feedbag.
See also: feedbag, on, put
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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