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    a phrase meaning to watch TV in a relaxed way with an actual or potential partner, that has come to be understood as a euphemism for having sex

    In the innocent days of 2009, “Netflix and chillreally did mean “chilling out and watching Netflix”. It was a solo activity.

    My mom just walked in the living room and announced that she and my step dad are going to "netflix and chill"

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/12/2015
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