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Go outside for lunch?

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Hong Kong people often say they are "going outside for lunch". What does this really mean?

"outside" means "The external side or surface of something" (OED). I am pretty sure this is not what the speaker means. They could mean "outdoors", but I am pretty sure that they intend to eat lunch in a restaurant.

The solution is "out": "I am going out for lunch." (OED: "Leave one’s home to go to a social event")

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