dine off (something)

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dine off (something)

To eat something, often for several meals. I made so much lasagna that we can dine off it all week.
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dine off something

to make a meal of something; to make many meals of something. Do you think we can dine off the leg of lamb for more than one meal? I hope we dine off the turkey only one more time.
See also: dine, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At the moment when she is struggling in the convulsions of death, a vulture is flying by (there are a good many vultures in Adelmonte's country); this bird darts on the dead fowl, and carries it away to a rock, where it dines off its prey.
Shelley's atheism and republicanism combined with his elopement and move to Italy make him very attractive to today's intelligentsia, a man whose search for 'truth' knocks down established signposts, cheats tradesmen, preaches equality and dines off silver.
TO describe the race in the simplest way, McCoy jumped Dines off in front and made all.