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1. rude slang An interjection expressing anger or contempt. A: "Wow, you're a lousy mechanic, Ben." B: "Eat shit, Randy!"
2. rude slang To accept poor, usually demeaning, treatment. How long do you expect these poor interns to eat shit here?
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Also, eat crap. Submit to degrading treatment, as in He refused to eat shit from the coach. James T. Farrell had the one term in Grandeur (1930), "They don't eat nobody's crap," and Mario Puzo the other in Dark Arena (1955), "He'd eaten shit all week." [ Vulgar slang; second half of 1800s]
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tv. Drop dead! (Usually objectionable.) Eat shit, mother-fucker!
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