Doggy bag

Definition

The idiom ‘doggy bag’ refers to the practice of taking home uneaten food from a restaurant or other food establishment.

Examples

We were so full after dinner, so we asked for a doggy bag to take the rest of our pizza home.

I’m so glad we had a doggy bag so I could bring home some of the delicious cake from the party!

Origin

The idiom ‘doggy bag’ was first used in the United States during the 1940s.

FAQs

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Is it okay to ask for a doggy bag?

answer

Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to ask for a doggy bag.

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Is the doggy bag free?

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Generally, restaurants will not charge for a doggy bag.