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dine out on

verb phrase

To receive hospitality on the basis of one's particular knowledge or experience: She dined out all year on that little adventure in the mountains/ Hitchens visited wartime Sarajevo once, two years ago. Ever since, he has been lunching out on the emotional and political insight he supposedly garnered (1923+)


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dine out on

Be invited to dinner because of something one knows about and can discuss. For example, “In a couple of years you will be dining out on this murder” (Ngaio Marsh, A Man Lay Dead, 1934). [ First half of 1900s ]
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