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bite on someone

Sl. to copy something that someone else has done; to dress the same way someone else does. Nobody will bite on Sally. She has terrible taste. Jennifer is always biting on Anne, who is a careful dresser.
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bite on something

1. to chew on something; to grasp something with the teeth. The injured cowboy bit on a leather strap while they tried to fix his dislocated shoulder.
2. to respond to a lure; to fall for something. (Can refer literally to fishing, or be used figuratively.) Do you think the fish will bite on this? No one would bite on that bait. Try another approach.
See also: bite, on