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Apr 30, 2018

A Phrasal Verb a Day #124 - TO PIG OUT (ON)

= to eat an enormous amount of food – much more than you need.
“We just pigged out on pizza. I felt so disgusting afterwards.”

Hello everyone, this is Luke Thompson and you’re listening to ‘A Phrasal Verb a Day’ and your phrasal verb this time is TO PIG OUT.
PIG OUT like pig, the animal pig, p-i-g, TO PIG OUT or in fact TO PIG OUT on something. All right. Now, TO PIG OUT means to eat extremely large amounts of food, like much more than you actually need because you are greedy or because the food tastes so good, you’re binging on food, okay. You’re pigging out on food.

Okay, I think you get the idea of why we use the expression ‘pig’, because, you know the way a pig eats. It kind of sticks its face into the food and just yum, yum, yum, yum, just eats lots of it like that.
Well, If you ever do that, like, if you…, I don’t know, buy, if you… If you have like a party with your friends and you buy lots of pizza and lots of burgers and stuff and you just eat lots of food and at the end you feel completely full. Well, there is an example of how you obviously just PIGGED OUT on food.

For me this always happens at Christmas time. You get together with the family and, well, in my case my mum does lots and lots of cooking. She prepares lots of food and we just sit around for, like, two or three days just PIGGING OUT on delicious Christmas food.
I don’t like to PIG OUT on food that much. I find obviously it is a bit unhealthy. But every now and then I must admit that I do like to just… like, go to a restaurant or something and just PIG OUT on really nice food.

So, there you go. TO PIG OUT on food, to binge-eat or just to binge on food. All right, that is the end of this episode. Another one will be on its way to you soon.
But for now Goodbye!