Both of these idioms can be used to talk about eating. Today, I’m going to show you how they are used. Listen to the lesson and read the text!

Pig out is a verb and means “to overeat” or “to eat too much.”

  • I always pig out when I go to a buffet restaurant.
  • Jack said he pigged out at Tom’s party last night.

You can also use pig out on to talk about what you eat too much of.

  • I pigged out on grilled shrimp at the buffet restaurant last night.
  • Jack said he pigged out on chips and salsa at Tom’s party.

Cut down is also a verb and means to “eat less” or “to reduce the amount of something.”

  • I drink too much coffee. My doctor told me to cut down.
  • Jack doesn’t smoke so much anymore. He really cut down.

You can also use cut down on to talk about what you eat less of.

  • My doctor told me to cut down on coffee.
  • It seems like Jack cut down on smoking.

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