feeding frenzy


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feeding frenzy

1. A group attack on prey by predatory animals. All the children enjoy going to the aquarium to watch the feeding frenzy that occurs when the sharks are given food by the staff.
2. An intense competition by a group of people striving to get the same thing. The media feeding frenzy that occurred when the actress slipped and fell on the red carpet was an embarrassment for journalists everywhere.
See also: feed, frenzy

feeding frenzy

 
1. Lit. [of sharks] a vicious, competitive feeding attack on prey animals. One of the sharks was fatally bitten during a feeding frenzy amongst his own kind.
2. Fig. a vicious attack on someone or something. It wasn't an office argument, it was a feeding frenzy led by the head accountant!
See also: feed, frenzy
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A hundred sea lions and other species of seabirds also gathered for the feeding frenzy.
The feeding frenzy for massive profits from these outlets is now worldwide and unfortunately many of us with families do not belong to the well off class with money to throw away over the counter for frothy coffee in a cardboard cup.
Eoin McLennan-Murray told the Independent on Sunday: "It's like when you've got sharks and there's blood in the water and it's a feeding frenzy.
The game's up, the media are in a feeding frenzy and the public are baying for blood.
Mr Quiterio said: "It was like a feeding frenzy and quickly got way out of control.
CARP have revelled in the heat and gone on a feeding frenzy resulting in big catches around the region.
But the forces of law and order should stick to the facts, instead of creating a feeding frenzy of wild rumour and speculation.
We are expecting a feeding frenzy for this exceptional opportunity," said Michael Rudder, director of office leasing and sales for Time Equities.
The s'mores feeding frenzy that followed confirmed my suspicion that this confection of roasted marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars was meant for women in the throes of PMS or menopause.
A MASSIVE feeding frenzy involving more than 100 sharks resulted in the closure of several tourist beaches in eastern Australia yesterday, a lifeguard official said.
And since Sarasota has become known as a highly desirable place to live and work, it's been a feeding frenzy.
The senior club members had a day to remember at Staunton Court where their visit coincided with a feeding frenzy from the resident carp population.
The building products industry, now faced with competing for a younger forest being cut faster, has joined in a forest feeding frenzy incomparable to any thus far seen.
In a feeding frenzy, the star's enormous gravity rips blobs of material from the companion, gathering the resulting gas into a swirling disk.