eat it


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eat (someone or something)

1. To pay the cost of something. If we sent the wrong file to the printer, then we'll just have to eat the cost of the fliers and start over again.
2. To cause one to worry. What's eating you? Did something bad happen?
3. vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus.
See also: eat

eat it

1. rude slang An interjection by a speaker who is annoyed or frustrated with someone else. Eat it, Ben! You cheated on me, remember?
2. slang To fall down, usually in an especially clumsy manner. Whoa, she really ate it on the ice out there—is she OK?
See also: eat
References in classic literature ?
It's on the table, so you can eat it when you get hungry.
In that case," said Sancho, "let senor doctor see among the dishes that are on the table what will do me most good and least harm, and let me eat it, without tapping it with his stick; for by the life of the governor, and so may God suffer me to enjoy it, but I'm dying of hunger; and in spite of the doctor and all he may say, to deny me food is the way to take my life instead of prolonging it.
By the seventh or eighth day, you eat it as often as the foods that you bought in smaller quantities.
Grow it, Cook it, Eat it took place in an outdoor classroom on behalf of Pembrokeshire council and a long list of supporting bodies.
The Edible Garden: How To Have Your Garden And Eat It, by Alys Fowler, is published by BBC Books, pounds 18.