One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Order delivery of something.‘we sent out for pizza’
- ‘Chizoba had just sent out for a double latte, and William had disappeared like a shadow on a cloudy day; one minute he was there, the next he was not.’
- ‘We're just sending out for sandwiches - ham all right for you, Mr Goldberg?’
- ‘Everything was done and dusted by the time we sent out for pizzas - and a pie on a roll for Andy - on Saturday lunchtime.’
- ‘Diners will have sympathised with Ivan, who grew so fed up last week waiting for the chef to cook his dinner that he sent out for an Indian takeaway.’
- ‘Wrote bits of script, drank beer and sent out for a takeaway and everything.’
- ‘Otherwise we send out for a Chinese or get something prepared for us downstairs.’
- ‘‘Watson,’ he said ‘be so good as to ask Mrs Hudson to send out for a live rabbit from the pet shop off Brook Street.’’
- ‘Hollywood is where if you don't have happiness you send out for it.’
- ‘Hogan was so embarrassed that he sent out for a brand new shirt and had it delivered within half an hour.’
- ‘Chain-smoking in his silk dressing gown Apollo would occasionally send out for an antique or a rentboy.’
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