What's eating (someone)?

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What's eating (someone)?

What's bothering (someone?) Why is (someone) in a bad mood? What's eating Terry today? I asked him how his weekend was and he just glared at me. I've never seen her act that way before. What's eating her?
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What's eating someone?

Inf. Fig. What is bothering someone? Tom: Go away! Bob: Gee, Tom, what's eating you? Bill: Tom's so grouchy lately. What's eating him? Bob: Beats me!

what's eating you

Also, what's bugging you. What is annoying or bothering you? For example, We've conceded just about every point, so what's eating you now? or You're in a terrible mood-what's bugging you? The first slangy term, dating from the late 1800s, presumably uses eat in the sense of "consume"; the colloquial variant, from about 1940, uses bug in the sense of "annoy." Also see what's with.
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what's eating someone

People ask what's eating someone, when they want to know why that person seems to be unhappy or angry. `What the hell's eating you?' he demanded.
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what's eating you (or him or her)?

what is worrying or annoying you (or him or her)? informal
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The heart-throb received his first nomination in 1993 for What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and then later for The Aviator and Blood Diamond.
The heart-throb received his first nomination in 1993 for his break-through role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and then later for The Aviator and Blood Diamond.
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DiCaprio has been quicker to land two best actor nods, for The Aviator (2005) and Blood Diamond (2007), after first being nominated as best supporting actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape way back in 1994.
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