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Context #1 – Hanging out at home

Hurry up, the movie is
Becky: I’m trying to
hurry, but there’s nothing to snack on and I have the munchies.
always hungry. Can’t you watch without
are so much better with a snack to munch on.
guess. In that case, maybe we should go
buy snacks before the movie starts.

Context #2 – Taking a road trip

Charlie: Do you mind making a stop in the next gas station?  We’ve been driving for some time now and I’m
starting to get the munchies.
Ana:  No problem. I’m getting hungry too.
Charlie:Do you think we should
grab some food first then?
Ana:The next restaurant is
way too far from our next stop, so I think snacks will have to do.  We’ll have to better prepare next time. It’s always easy to get the munchies while driving.

The “Munchies” means hunger. Usually for
non nutritious foods, like fast food, pastries, snack (junk) foods, etc. Munchies can also be used as a noun to
represent snacks (e.g. I need to get some munchies for later).


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    Thanks a whole lot for sharing a great American idiom … You are the best … Can't wait for more … Keep up the good work … We love you …

    Russian ESL students


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