Okay...you almost the first to be aware of the new 'phrase/word' I think I've coined. Mr. Webster, are you listening?
I coined the word for to use with friends, family members or confidantes with whom you can enjoy a little food, frivolity, fuming and whatever else is on your mind.
It is "GALA-VENTING" So the gala part is that you can go to a place with a gal pal, that need not be fancy (but it could, depending on your budget) and the venting part comes in...well I don't need to explain that too, do I?
My mom, who would be slightly over 101 now, always used to accuse us of going 'galavanting' and I was never sure of its precise definition. So I changed it a little, and made up my own definition.
I think it should belong to the genre of words that is peculiar to family members...we had lots of them that no one else understood. I didn't realize how colorful some of them were until I used them with those who didn't really know me ... and the words were completely foreign to them as well as others.