Meaning of doggy bag in English:

doggy bag



  • A bag used by a restaurant customer or party guest to take home leftover food, supposedly for their dog.

    ‘Restaurants in all the others have started issuing diners with doggy bags for their unfinished wine.’
    • ‘The only thing I don't like is when they come back from a restaurant like Crustacean in LA with a doggy bag of lobster and say, ‘Make this.’’
    • ‘So next time you find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place, be sure and ask the restaurant staff if your state allows wine doggy bags!’
    • ‘That's why I like eating out in New York, where you can leave enough on your plate to feed the state of Texas and all they want to know is whether you'd like a doggy bag.’
    • ‘Of course, if it hadn't been the Ritz I'd have insisted he ask for a doggy bag to bring home the cakes and sandwiches that didn't get eaten.’
    • ‘The festivities start at noon and will last until early evening, when every canine will receive a doggy bag to take home.’
    • ‘And there is always the doggy bag when one realises just what it is that one has ordered.’
    • ‘Actually, can you put those in doggy bags for us?’
    • ‘The newspaper reports that Massachusetts is going to consider legalizing what you might call doggy bags for wine bottles.’
    • ‘We couldn't finish it all, and had to make use of doggy bags.’
    • ‘Our bill: $12.97 tout compris and we left with doggy bags and bursting to the seams.’
    • ‘I now kick myself for not having asked him to demand doggy bags for the meals they did not eat so I could have given them to my menagerie.’
    • ‘So should we leave it or do you want to get it packed in a doggy bag?’
    • ‘If you're having a business lunch and packing a doggy bag might appear unprofessional, then don't order a whole meal.’
    • ‘As it goes with most international cuisine, it started out hot and luscious and ended up in my freezer, confined to a doggy bag.’
    • ‘At the restaurant, either share a mega-size entrée with your date or save half your dinner for the doggy bag.’
    • ‘I went to a steak restaurant up in the Santa Barbara area, and it was so big that I had a doggy bag and it gave me two more meals out of it.’
    • ‘The waiters don't even blink when we ask for a doggy bag.’
    • ‘While our meals fell into the latter we found them to be generous and even took home a small doggy bag of prawns.’
    • ‘Perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party - or else package everything for you to take it home in a little foil doggy bag.’