Definition of all-you-can-eat

: 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 {psl}figurative{/psl} 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

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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