- (esp in the entertainment industry and the media) a function at which free entertainment and refreshments are available
- (intr) to attend such a function in order to take advantage of free entertainment and refreshments; freeload
C20: origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for lig
On the afternoon of 5th December the left centre breaks, and crowds of discomfited men stream northward down the Lig valley.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott
Lignum, lig′num, n. wood as contrasted with soft tissues or with bark.
In the first place, we never used to like in the sense of to lie, the nearest approach to it is to lig.
Nay, mother, aw've nooan sell'd up, but aw'm ommost done up: get that bed ready an' let me lig me daan a bit.Yorksher Puddin'
Lig' a ment, a strong band or cord binding two structures together.A Guide for the Study of Animals