When you are at a holiday gathering and you are hoping that there will be DINNER but, no, just those itty-bitty snacks and you must eat millions in order to feel satiated (much like whales and plankton)
"Hey Beau, did you have a good time at Aunt Lorraine's house on Thanksgiving?"
"Not really! I thought we really would have dinner! I showed up hungry. All she made were appeteasers."