save room (for something)

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save room (for something)

To refrain from eating too much so that one still has an appetite for something else later on. I hope you saved room for dessert—my mother saved her famous blueberry crumble! You can have a light snack, but make sure you save room—we'll be having dinner in a couple hours.
See also: room, save
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I knew there was an O'Malley obituary I was saving room for, but when I opened the email from the funeral home and saw which O'Malley it was, I felt things around me slow down.
The puddings are well worth saving room for - Banoffee Eton Mess is a showstopper.
Sticky toffee pudding, banoffee cheesecake and chocolate brownie that are all irresistible and well worth saving room for.
Next time I visit I'll be saving room for one of those cakes!
And I had a gorgeous baby spinach and avocado salad as I was saving room for a birthday pud.
We left out starters in favour of saving room for dessert and went straight for the main courses.