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veg out

veg out

Date: Sep 27 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“When they retired down in Florida, I was really concerned that they were just gonna veg out.”
- Fran Drescher, actress and star of the television show The Nanny


1. Definition - Study the definition.

relax, rest, be inactive

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

People in the U.S. use this expression a lot because it’s the best way to describe the act of doing nothing. If you’re sitting around your house watching TV, reading the newspaper and eating junk food – you’re “veging out.” If you feel tired and want to relax, tell your friends that you need to “veg out.” If someone asks you what you’re doing, and you’re not doing anything, you can say, “I’m just veging out.”
But be careful, because if you “veg out” too much, you’ll never accomplish anything!


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I didn’t do anything last night. I just veged out around the house.”

“I don’t have any plans this weekend. I think I’m going to veg out on Saturday, and then do some gardening on Sunday.”

“I was veging out at home with some friends yesterday. We watched TV for about 7 hours.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

I think that “veg out” means relax, be idle.
by Sally
“to veg out” means just do nothing, be relaxed and rest… for example watching tv…
by Alfonso (Spain)
I believe that “veg out” means to be relax and very inactive.
by Francisco (Spain)

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