Definition of liquid lunch in English:

liquid lunch

noun

informal, humorous
  • A drinking session at lunchtime sometimes taking the place of a meal.

    • ‘On the other hand, for all those who have to report for work and suffer from far too many liquid lunches, limp watercress sandwiches, and lightweight daydreams, consider celebrating ‘Men from Mars Day’.’
    • ‘Long liquid lunches, so important a part of French life, are coming to an end.’
    • ‘When you have finished your liquid lunch, leave a modest tip and provide the restaurant with a brief evaluation of your taste test on the napkin provided.’
    • ‘Even more worrying is that a third of respondents claimed to enjoy a liquid lunch three times a week with 76 per cent feeling slightly drunk when returning to work.’
    • ‘The idea of a liquid lunch is sounding very good.’
    • ‘Her suggestion that she buy me lunch brought the cold chill of performance anxiety to my brow, because all those who have been married for more than a score of years know what is expected after a liquid lunch in the sunshine.’
    • ‘But what some attendees remember best is not so much the generous hospitality as the rousing speeches which Kerr would deliver to his executive fan club after a long, liquid lunch.’
    • ‘At that time of day the bar was busy serving liquid lunches.’
    • ‘A liquid lunch, say the experts, is not the best way to ensure a productive afternoon at work.’
    • ‘If you think summer is the season to be tipsy - a time for liquid lunches and early evening pub-crawls - think again.’
    • ‘It's one of my regrets that I've never managed to join the liquid lunch crowd who can be seen staggering out of city bars in their black or navy suits around three o'clock each afternoon.’
    • ‘His speech was a little slurred, indicating a full liquid lunch.’
    • ‘But be sure they are reliable - in one incident a representative turned up to an auction after a liquid lunch, only to bid way in excess of the client's instructions.’
    • ‘Here many of the private cruisers dock for long liquid lunches at beachfront restaurants, after a spot of snorkeling at White Bay.’
    • ‘But it wasn't a stupid grammatical error by some time-pushed hack late for a liquid lunch with a Masonic police commissioner.’
    drinking bout, binge
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Pronunciation:

liquid lunch

/ˈlikwid lənCH/