Relaxing and celebrating go hand-in-hand with the festivities at this time of year. ‘Veg out’ is an idiomatic way of saying ‘relax’ in English. This informal expression could come in handy! See below for details of the meaning and example sentences to help you start putting it into practice.
In common parlance a person would be referred to in a vegetative state when he has lost his mental capacity and ability to do things by himself. The phrase is milder version of that state which people choose in order to rejuvenate. This is a fairly modern phrase and originates in the late 90’s. The literary origin is not available but this phrase has been used by Julia Robert’s character in the film ‘Pretty Woman’.
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