One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Carry something away rather than leaving it behind (used especially with respect to refuse at remote campsites)‘pack out any garbage you have left’
- ‘Littering is littering no matter how grand the adventure, and the code holds true for everyone: 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.’
- ‘There is an old saying in camping: if you pack it in, pack it out.’
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