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Thursday, October 27, 2016


Context #1 – Hanging out at home

Hurry up, the movie is starting.
Becky: I’m trying to hurry, but there’s nothing to snack on and I have the munchies.
Jo: You’re always hungry. Can’t you watch without food?
Becky: Movies are so much better with a snack to munch on.
Jo: I guess. In that case, maybe we should go buy snacks before the movie starts.

Context #2 – Taking a road trip

Charlie: Do you mind making a stop in the next gas station?  We’ve been driving for some time now and I’m starting to get the munchies.
Ana:  No problem. I’m getting hungry too.
Charlie: Do you think we should grab some food first then?
Ana: The next restaurant is way too far from our next stop, so I think snacks will have to do.  We’ll have to better prepare next time. It’s always easy to get the munchies while driving.

The “Munchies” means hunger. Usually for non nutritious foods, like fast food, pastries, snack (junk) foods, etc. Munchies can also be used as a noun to represent snacks (e.g. I need to get some munchies for later).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a whole lot for sharing a great American idiom ... You are the best ... Can't wait for more ... Keep up the good work ... We love you ...

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