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Unread Jan 26th, 2007, 06:03 am
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Question Vegging Out

A few weeks ago I came across the expression veg out meaning, I think, chill out (it was in an inferring from context activity and I had to infer it myself )
Have other people heard it? Is it common? How long has it been around ? I presume it comes from the idea that vegetables just slump around doing very little?
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I've heard the expression a lot so I'm not sure then if that means it's a British or Australian expression.
I would say it's akin to being a couch potato; you can be chilling out at home and still be active (just in a relaxed way!), but vegging out suggests that you really didn't move much whether off the sofa or your bed.
I thought it might have developed from the way people can be described as being in a vegetative state or 'vegetables' after losing some brain functions.
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I'd say it's a pretty common expression in the UK, maybe not in America. Let's do a google battle with 'chill out':

http://www.googlebattle.com/index.ph...t&submit=Go%21
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Further info here:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/398400.html
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Haha. I like googlebattle. I think I've found something for me to waste the rest of my day on
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that googlebattle is cool!
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Love the googlebattle. Thanks to all.
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Nice! :-)

'Sidewalk' just kicked 'pavement's' butt!!!
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Wow, Googlebattle is cool!

I just found this blog entry about how "veg" is used in American and British English.
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I just found this blog entry about how "veg" is used in American and British English.
That's a great reference, thanks. But just for the record, I've never eaten mushy peas in my life ....
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