“We might as well stock up.”

English Lesson: We might as well stock up.

You're shopping at a grocery store with your son. You see that toilet paper is on sale there, so you think it's a good idea to buy a lot of it now. You make this suggestion.

We might as well stock up.

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(someone) might as well (do something)

Saying that you "might as well" do something means that:

  • you think it's a good idea to do it
  • it's easy to do

For example, buying a lot of something while it's on sale is a good idea because it's cheaper. If the item on sale is also easy to carry and to store, then there's no reason not to buy a lot of it:

We might as well buy a few more.

Another example of "I might as well" is:

I guess I might as well stick around and have one more.

stock up (on something)

To "stock up" means to buy a lot of something, so that you'll have it ready.

Use "on" to express what you're buying a lot of:

Make sure to stock up on food and water before the storm hits.

Cigarettes are cheap over here, so a lot of people who visit stock up on them.

People usually stock up on consumable goods, like food, drinks, batteries, paper towels, etc.