chomp down on (someone or something)(redirected from chomp down on somebody)
chomp down on (someone or something)
1. Literally, to bite aggressively or forcefully down upon someone or something. She lost her tooth after chomping down on an apple. I reached out my hand to pet the horse when it lunged forward and chomped down on me!
2. To restrain or withhold something, as a remark or facial expression, with great difficulty and willpower. I had to chomp down on the torrent of expletives dancing on the tip of my tongue. She chomped down on a vindictive smile as her opponent was led away in chains.
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