put the feed bag

feed bag

Also called nose bag. a bag for feeding horses, placed before the mouth and fastened around the head with straps.
put on the feed bag, Slang. to have a meal; eat: When his friends put on the feed bag, they finish everything in sight.
Also, feedbag.

1830–40, Americanism

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