Eating in / Eating out Hello everyone! Today I used the following phrase in a conversation (I remember it from my phrasal verb textbook): "I used to eat out a lot but now I'm reduced to eating in" but I was told that nobody says it this way. How can I say it correctly then? "I used to eat at cafes a lot but now I'm reduced to eating at home"? Does it sound fine? Thanks in advance!
Nov 6, 2017 4:07 PM
Answers · 5
I don't see a problem with your original sentence. "Eating out" is a very common expression, and "eating in" is the opposite.
November 6, 2017
Thank you, Wendy!
November 7, 2017
You can say 'scale down': "I used to eat out a lot but I've scaled down and eat more at home now."
November 7, 2017
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