barf bag


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barf bag

n. Slang
A disposable plastic or paper bag provided to a passenger for use in case of airsickness or seasickness.
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Translations

barf bag

n (esp US inf: Aviat) → Kotztüte f (inf), → Spucktüte f
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She added that she had no indication she would be asked to leave the flight when she initially asked the cabin crew for a barf bag.
I thought she was plane sick, so I reached for a barf bag at the same time she said, 'You can't let anyone do this movie.' And I said, 'What?' And it was like a romantic comedy where she was proposing to me," Krasinski recalled.
Driving was impossible unless I carried a barf bag with me.
* $100 for excessive turbulence; $5 surcharge if the barf bag in my seat pocket has already been used.
Let's assume Barf Bag News, our favorite newsletter, has 1000 subscribers and an 80% renewal rate.
If you can't be by the window, take another flight; you're likely to become acquainted with the barf bag if you're sensitive to motion and you can't see the terrain below you.
As the tour guide calmly gave her a barf bag, I noticed with alarm that he had hundreds in stock.
Immediately after the cat shot, I grabbed a barf bag from my G-suit and threw up.
If for no other reason than the fact he's inflicted upon us both his singing and, in his latest reincarnation as a game show host, Show Me the Money, Shatner owes it to humankind to grab a barf bag and suit up.
Go ahead, put aside that barf bag, cease the heavy drinking, and face your dissertation or thesis defense committee with confidence knowing your work is in the proper order, has every element it should, and says what it is supposed to say.
Broadway is not the local cineplex, and it will be interesting to see if theater critics, with their refined sensibilities, get the joke or reach for the barf bag.