put the (old) feedbag on

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put the (old) feedbag on

slang To begin eating; to have a meal. "Feedbag" is sometimes spelled as two words. I can't wait to get to grandma's and put the old feedbag on. She always cooks the tastiest food! What do you say we put the feed bag on before we head out?
See also: feedbag, on, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put the feed bag on

 and put the nose-bag on
Fig. to eat a meal. (Both refer to a method of feeding a horse by attaching a bag of food at its nose and mouth.) It's time to put the feed bag on! I'm starved! When do we put on the nose-bag?
See also: bag, feed, on, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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