Gobble up - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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gobble someone or something up
to eat someone or something completely and rapidly. The wolf said that he was going to gobble the little girl up. The wolf wanted to gobble up the little pig.
gobble something up
to use up, buy up, or occupy all of something. The shoppers gobbled all the sale merchandise up in a few hours. They gobbled up everything.
To eat something completely and in haste: We gobbled up our meal and left for the theater. The babysitter grabbed the brownies and gobbled them up.
References in periodicals archive
In the original arcade mode, PAC-MAN must gobble up
keys that provide access to goodies locked behind secret doors.
I could have maybe brought a striker in on loan in January but I didn't feel it was right to panic buy and gobble up
money which might be needed in the summer.
Livestock raised for meat gobble up
40 percent of all the grain harvested on Earth--enough to feed millions.
He has suggested that transit-related projects everywhere shouldn't disproportionately gobble up
available money (Public Forum, Feb.
Clothing and cards are big sellers, but Easter goodies gobble up
the most sales.
And they never have to worry about us trying to gobble up