- A meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal: a light lunch [mass noun]: do join us for lunchMore example sentences
- On Monday, he served just three lunches and three evening meals; on Tuesday, four lunches and no evening meals.
- Price also includes breakfast, afternoon tea and a combination of four evening meals and two lunches.
- Daily lunches and evening meals are arranged by various organizations and individual donators who make monetary donations that go towards food for the children.
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- 1Eat lunch: he told his wife he was lunching with a clientMore example sentences
- I missed breakfast, lunched on three ripe, juicy plums, and dined on a plate of salad with a jacket potato and a slice of very lean pork.
- She was a devotee in Swifty's, the successor to her beloved Mortimer's, and she lunched and dined there often.
- We made drawings of gravestones of dead monks, lunched in local pub and had a swell trip.
- 1.1 [with object] Take (someone) out for lunch: public relations people lunch their clients thereMore example sentences
- She was lunched at a popular political and media haunt - all for the purpose of public consumption.
- He was lunched by the prime minister and dined by the president.
- The North Korean leader, in expansive mood while lunching southern media moguls, suggested a repeat in September and October.
- • informal , chiefly North American Meet for lunch: you’re a doll—we’ll do lunch!More example sentences
- He is my former producer from Washington, he said he would take the train to meet me and we would do lunch.
- When I'm visiting home this is one of the places I like to meet friends, it's a good place to do lunch of afternoon drinks.
- Mario had made plans to meet up with his older brother and do lunch at a restaurant close by.
out to lunch
- • informal Temporarily not in command of one’s mental faculties.More example sentences
- The message was clear: parliament is out of touch as well as out to lunch.
- I count the editor of the Independent as a friend, so the main reason I hesitate to say that he is out to lunch on this issue is that I was out to dinner with him last night.
- Many gay marriage opponents are just plain out to lunch.
there's no such thing as a free lunch
- • proverb It isn’t possible to get something for nothing.More example sentences
- They say that there's no such thing as a free lunch, but it is possible to get fat while your employer helps to pick up the bill!
- We all know that there's no such thing as a free lunch but the monies involved in going to see your county in action in the championship isn't for the faint-hearted.
- However, there's no such thing as a free lunch: those toys that are so attractive to children have a price, as the US is discovering.
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- Most hungry lunchers, I suspect, would rather opt for a sandwich and a packet of crisps than a pot of warm, fresh porridge - however well prepared, attractively presented and nutritious it may be.
- The line of food court lunchers snakes out the door at 12:10 p.m., so if you don't want to stand in line for a few minutes, try to get there a bit early.
- A wall-mounted blackboard tempts lunchers to the daily menu.
early 19th century: abbreviation of luncheon.