: providing an unlimited amount of food for a fixed price
Casa Bonita is, at $8.29, a great value for an all-you-can-eat deluxe Mexican dinner.Sally Stich, Sunset, August 1994
(figurative) Back in December, when … Internet providers went to all-you-can-eat pricing, it caused overloads and brownouts on phone systems from Washington to San Francisco.Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal, 22 Oct. 1997

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-you-can-eat was in 1940

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“All-you-can-eat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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