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I heard people using colloquial expressions like "I like to eat cheap". What is the opposite colloquial expression of eating cheap? Is it eating expensive? I tried googling "eat expensive", but found no expected results.

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  • Dining well, among others.
    – Xanne
    Apr 27 '20 at 2:36
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    High on the hog.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 27 '20 at 3:16
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    "Eating high on the hog" is, as Hot Licks notes, a very colloquial expression for eating expensive things. Other options include "eating fancy," "ritzy dining," "eating at white tablecloth [or "cloth napkin"] restaurants," and "going uptown." I suspect that there are many localized terms as well. One guy I know says, "I like eating at places where the menu isn't posted on a big drive-through display, and you don't have to place your order by talking to a giant clown tthough a nicrophone."
    – Sven Yargs
    Apr 27 '20 at 3:59
  • If you say 'dining out' the implication is a sit down restaurant and that phrase isn't commonly associated with cheap eats like fast food. Apr 27 '20 at 5:02
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    “You like eating cheap? I’m more of a fine dining kind of a guy.”
    – Jim
    Apr 27 '20 at 5:41

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