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brown-bag

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/ us  
brown-bag lunch food that you take to work with you to eat for your meal in the middle of the day: There are as many brown-bag lunches eaten today as lunches in restaurants.

brown-bag

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌbraʊnˈbæɡ/ US us  
to take your own food to eat during the day, usually in a brown paper bag: The park has become a place where office workers brown-bag it and take leisurely strolls.
Translations of “brown-bag”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自帶午餐(通常放在牛皮紙袋裡)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自带午餐(通常放在牛皮纸袋里)…
(Definition of brown-bag from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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