Don't ... Save some room for dessert.

Nawee

Senior Member
Thai
Hello,

What verb can go in the blank to mean that you don't want your guests to be full yet?

"Don't __________. Save some room for dessert."

Thank you.

Nawee
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Don't pig out.
    Don't gorge yourself.
    Don't fill up.


    Just three of many possibilities. Why are you asking? Is this something you made up or something that comes from a quiz or something else entirely?

    If it's just polite conversation, we would say "Be sure to save some room for dessert" and forget the foreword.
     

    Nawee

    Senior Member
    Thai
    I just want to know what to say to my guests without being rude or too direct. In my mother tongue, we say something that is literally translated as "Don't be full yet." But that sounds weird in English. "Don't fill up" seems to be the closest.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I was suggesting you don't use the first portion of your thought at all. Just use "Be sure to save some room for dessert." It's a pretty standard, quite polite phrase in American English.

    It is not really polite to tell people not to each so much of your food, which is what "Don't fill up" and similar expressions are doing. With family, perhaps; with guests, I wouldn't.
     
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