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family style

adverb, adjective
1.
(of a meal) with the serving platters on the table so that all present can serve themselves.
Origin of family style
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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  • Ben ordered a porterhouse steak, family style, consuming it in a moody rage like a man that has been ground-sluiced at every turn.

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

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