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have something to eat

A set phrase meaning "to eat." Yeah, we had something to eat, and then we came home. Sit down and have something to eat—I made plenty!
See also: eat, have, something
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Entering the house, Prince Andrew saw Nesvitski and another adjutant having something to eat.
She had arrived by the evening express only two hours before Senor Ortega, had driven to the house, and after having something to eat had become for the rest of the evening the helpless prey of her sister who had fawned and scolded and wheedled and threatened in a way that outraged all Rita's feelings.
Martin said: "We were all having something to eat and one of the guys I know came in and said there was a guy in the car park with a gun.
Appalled by this comment, I asked her what she found sexual about a baby having something to eat from his mum.
Right now, the more important worries for them are keeping warm and dry and having something to eat.
Many of the children have to make the food they receive in the morning last them through the day, and to that end they put one of the slices by to make a show of having something to eat at lunchtime.
No one could enter her home without the aroma of Italian food or leave without having something to eat.
Night In' on Friday, May 16 is about having friends round for a catch up and a laugh, having something to eat and drink, and everyone just gives what they'd have spent on a night out.
The players are having something to eat and in a few hours we are flying to Cyprus," Salvo said.
Matthew added: "I would start feeling intoxicated a few hours after having something to eat as my body began digesting it.
We're just having something to eat in London at the moment," Dylan Hughes helpfully confirms down the phone.
It was just a normal night and I was watching telly in my cabin and having something to eat," said Ian, now safely back home in Esh Winning.
For me and my family it was all about staying warm, having something to eat and clogs on my feet.
It was often a question of having a bet or having something to eat for some attendees and, having paid pounds 25 entry, this is simply not acceptable from the venue of the best racing in the world.
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