eat (one's) lunch

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eat (one's) lunch

slang To defeat one. I've been practicing really hard because I refuse to let my nemesis eat my lunch again.
See also: eat, lunch

eat someone's lunch

Sl. to best someone; to defeat, outwit, or win against someone. (Like a school bully taking away children's lunches and eating them.) The upstart ABC Computer Company is eating IBM's lunch.
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eat someone's lunch

see under eat someone alive.
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eat somebody’s ˈlunch

(American English, business) take away another company’s business or their share of the market: Unless we’re careful, foreign competitors will eat our lunch.
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Mr Jones said the trip nearly had to be cancelled when the school was told of the exclusion, but at the last minute the bus company taking them to the Senedd agreed to wait so the group could sit in the vehicle to eat their lunches.
The study also revealed that an average of three to four hours passes from the time kids leave for school to the time they eat their lunches.
As they eat their lunches on a bench and make small talk, Trina suddenly springs on him, brandishing her best feminist orthodoxy with fury and precision: "You stare at me and imagine me naked.
The pupils at Rosedell Elementary School are collecting pennies to pay for a covered shelter, so their peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches won't melt, their milk won't go sour and they won't perspire as they eat their lunches.