To take potluck
Potluck Pot"luck`, n. Whatever may chance to be in the pot, or may be provided for a meal. [1913 Webster]

A woman whose potluck was always to be relied on. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

{To take potluck}, to take what food may chance to be provided. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • take potluck — {v. phr.} To share as a guest an everyday meal without special preparation. * /You are welcome to stay for dinner if you will take potluck./ * /They were about to have lunch when he phoned and they asked him to take potluck with them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take potluck — {v. phr.} To share as a guest an everyday meal without special preparation. * /You are welcome to stay for dinner if you will take potluck./ * /They were about to have lunch when he phoned and they asked him to take potluck with them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ potluck — v. phr. To share as a guest an everyday meal without special preparation. You are welcome to stay for dinner if you will take potluck. They were about to have lunch when he phoned and they asked him to take potluck with them …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Potluck — Pot luck , n. Whatever may chance to be in the pot, or may be provided for a meal. [1913 Webster] A woman whose potluck was always to be relied on. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] {To take potluck}, to take what food may chance to be provided. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potluck — [pät′luk′] n. 1. whatever the family meal happens to be [a neighbor invited in to take potluck] 2. whatever is available, with little or no choice 3. POTLUCK DINNER …   English World dictionary

  • potluck — /pot luk , luk /, n. 1. food or a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase: to take potluck with a friend. 2. Also called potluck supper, potluck dinner, potluck lunch. a meal, esp. for a large group, to which… …   Universalium

  • potluck — n. whatever is offered to take potluck * * * [ˌpɒt lʌk] [ whatever is offered ] to take potluck [ whatever is offered ] to take potluck …   Combinatory dictionary

  • potluck — noun whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all having arrived unannounced we had to take potluck a potluck supper • Hypernyms: ↑meal, ↑repast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Potluck — For other uses, see Pot luck (disambiguation). An assortment of food at a church potluck. A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food prepared by the person or the group of people, to be… …   Wikipedia

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