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Why do we say 'Veg Out'

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'After a busy day it's good to veg out on the sofa.'

Meaning: to relax in a lazy and inattentive way. Basically, we are 'vegging out' when we sit on the sofa for a long time doing nothing and hardly moving.

The phrase comes from the association between  vegetables and mental incapacity. The expression ‘couch potato’ also comes from the same idea. The term originated in the 1990s, most probably in the film ‘Pretty Woman’, in which Julia Roberts’ character uses the line: “Let’s watch old movies all night... we’ll just veg out in front of the TV.”

'I don't want to do anything this weekend except veg out on the sofa.'

 

Are you a couch potato?  Do you sometimes like to veg out or always? Now add your comments!

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Veg out

After a tiring day it's nice to veg out and watch TV. N.G.

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I do like to veg out after lunch...

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I always sleep when veg out in front of the TV!

...to do

'I don't want to (do)anything this weekend except veg out on the sofa.'

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I dont have anytime to vig out because the time and the age became qiuk and quikly but we must take veg out for that good bye i will take veg out now

I'm vegging out

I think we all veg out in front of our computer Nerd

Yeah, telly time!!!

I like to veg out Hypnotized in front of the telly when I am tired. Yawn Sleepy
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I am vegging out.

Have a nice day/night/week/weekend!
Wherever you're far away.

Great to veg out

After lunching I really want to veg out. It's great!
Dinner also and watch TV.
But time is golden. Therefore I try to reduce that habits. Maybe learning english or to do something. It's useful!

This week was very hectic

This week was very hectic and on weekend I like to veg out on sofa to watch T.V.

Of course I am a couch

Of course I am a couch potato, especially after dog's day when I want to see nobody and forget about people at all

Veg out

Sometimes I feel like vegging out. I couldn't do anything just lying and watching or reading something interesting.

after 7 hours in school and

after 7 hours in school and three on the road... it's really nice to veg out... i feel really good after that...

I dream

I dream many years about a happy day then I can ved out at home Smile

Veg out means "engage in

Veg out means "engage in passive relaxation". E.g: "After a hard day's work, I veg out in front of the television".

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"After a hard day's work, I

"After a hard day's work, I veg out in front of the television"

I have had holiday all this

I have had holiday all this week. I could just veg out, but I didn't do that, because I don't like do anything. I am energetic, have many ambitions and purposes,so I must to do so much and I like it. I hate veg out, it's make me bored.

i veg out now

i have been so tired after swimming so now i am vegged out on the bed.

veg

my body is desperately craving to veg out, after a tedious weekend.

I used to veg out after

I used to veg out after office hours but somebody suggested to me that I should join gym instead of veg out.