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Posted by Sauerkraut on November 15, 2000

In Reply to: Food posted by CLAIRE CSOKA on November 14, 2000

: What does "good talk saves the food" mean?

I don't find it in several reference, and haven't heard the phrase. My ear, however, hears that lively conversation at the dinner table means that the diners eat less because they're caught up in the discussion, thus "saving food."