carpet grazing
 n.— «Once a guilty pleasure of the dinner hour, television is now a shameless suppertime centrepiece as Canadians gather expressly to enjoy their favourite shows—as well as an informal TV-side buffet. “Carpet grazing,” as the food industry calls it, is credited with a sharp rise in the sales of appetizers and party foods, and reaffirming the concept of appointment television.» —“Plain-Jane TV dinner now life of the party” by Misty Harris Edmonton Journal (Alberta, Canada) Mar. 29, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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