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channel surf

To frequently change channels when watching television, especially for an extended period of time. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. After a long week of work, I like to just sit on the sofa and channel surf for a few hours.
See also: channel, surf

surf and turf

Seafood (surf), especially fish or lobster, served with beef (turf). Sometimes stylized as "surf 'n' turf." I've never understood the appeal of surf and turf, personally—I love steak and lobster, but their flavors don't really go together. I know a great place down by the beach that does excellent surf 'n' turf.
See also: and, surf, turf

surf the channels

To quickly switch between television channels, as while looking for a program to watch. I'm surfing the channels, but it doesn't look like anything good is on.
See also: channel, surf

surf the net

To browse the various content of the Internet. With the ubiquity of affordable smartphones and computers, everyone from seniors to preschoolers is able to surf the net these days. I just worry that he spends too much time surfing the net alone instead of hanging out with other kids his age.
See also: net, surf

surf the web

To browse the various content of the Internet. With the ubiquity of affordable smartphones and computers, everyone from seniors to preschoolers is able to surf the web these days. I just worry that he spends too much time surfing the web alone instead of hanging out with other kids his age.
See also: surf, web

Surf's up!

1. slang The waves are ideal for surfing. Hey man, grab your board—surf's up!
2. cliché Used by extension to indicate humorously that something is ready to begin. Come on, Jerry, the car is packed and we're ready to go. Surf's up, dude!

wakesurf

To ride on a short surfboard atop the wake created by a motorboat. The sport differs from wakeboarding in that the rider's feet are not strapped to the board, which is longer and narrower, and they typically ride without being towed by the boat once they are able remain upright. My cousin taught me how to wakesurf when we were out at the lake house last summer. It felt weird not having my feet strapped into to anything at first, but it was a lot more thrilling when I got the hang of it!
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surf and turf

fish and beef; lobster and beef. (A dinner serving incorporating both expensive seafood and an expensive cut of beef. Alludes to the sea and to the pasture. Fixed order.) Walter ordered the surf and turf, but Alice ordered only a tiny salad. No surf and turf for me. I want fish and fish alone.
See also: and, surf, turf

surf the Net

to browse around in the contents of the Internet. I spend an hour a day or more surfing the Net.
See also: net, surf
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

surf the net

move from site to site on the Internet.
Surf here comes from channel-surfing , the practice of switching frequently between channels on a television set in an attempt to find an interesting programme.
See also: net, surf

surf and turf

a dish containing both seafood and meat, typically shellfish and steak. chiefly North American
See also: and, surf, turf
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

surf

1. mod. wonderful; with it; excellent. (California.) This party is, like, surf.
2. in. to use a remote control to check a large number of TV stations. (see also channel hopping.) Don spends almost an hour surfing before he falls asleep in front of the TV.

surf the net

tv. to browse through the offerings of the internet. He surfs the net for three hours each evening.
See also: net, surf
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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