Now every SNAP recipient in America could be pushed over a “hunger cliff” that will take away benefits to pay for groceries.
How many dollars worth of groceries would you, personally, need to feel OK about this happening?
And so our outing to the Penny Arcade ended in tears (his), a bruised ego (mine) and a respectable $39.83 haul for groceries.
Koblin says lower-income diabetics also sometimes make the difficult decision to pay for groceries instead of medical supplies.
An abortion can cost between $350 and $1,000—equal to several months of rent or groceries—so the price can be prohibitive.
That meant Scotty was returning from the mainland with the groceries and the mail.
You might as well expect a groceryman to be out of groceries as a bellows to be out of breath.
The boys are off fishing; father's up working in Lady Leroy's garden, and Ann's gone to town for groceries.
The rest of the week's pay had gone to Lou Hibbard for groceries.
The plan that had popped into Jerry's mind was this—he would not pay for groceries for the month of April but charge them.
mid-15c., "goods sold by a grocer" (now groceries, 1630s), earlier the name of the Grocer's Hall in London (early 15c.), from Old French grosserie, from grossier (see grocer). Meaning "a grocer's shop" is 1828, American English.
GROCERY. A grocer's shop. This word is not in the English dictionaries except in the sense of grocer's ware, such as tea, sugar, spice, etc.; in which sense we also use it in the plural. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1859]Self-service groceries were a novelty in 1913 when a Montana, U.S., firm copyrighted the word groceteria (with the ending from cafeteria used in an un-etymological sense) to name them. The term existed through the 1920s.
A meal or meals: I got hooked for the groceries (1940s+)