Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Filling the Void

In food idioms, "the void" is the emptiness of the stomach, both literal and the "feeling" of hunger. Food that "fills the void" satisfies raw hunger - but does nothing else. It is not necessarily tasty, but at the very least, does not taste awful enough to be outright rejected. Ex.: "So how was the meal you had at that restaurant?" "It filled the void." "...That's not much of a compliment!" <- For an expensive restaurant meal to only "fill the void" would be taken as an understated insult towards the restaurant.

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