One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Pack something up and take it away.‘pack out any garbage you have left’
- ‘There is an old saying in camping: if you pack it in, pack it out.’
- ‘Family rafting adventures include a stop for a hot lunch on a pristine beach, where the ‘pack it in, pack it out’ philosophy is strictly enforced.’
- ‘Littering is littering no matter how grand the adventure, and the code holds true for everyone: Pack it in, pack it out.’
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