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eat (one's) Wheaties
To mentally and/or physically prepare or bolster oneself for a task or activity that requires a large amount of energy or effort. Refers to the cereal Wheaties, which advertises itself as the "Breakfast of Champions" and features prominent athletes on the front of its box. You're running an ultramarathon at the end of the summer? You'd better eat your Wheaties!
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She swears she isn't hiding a secret stash of spinach in the dugout, and she doesn't eat Wheaties
If a boy doesn't eat Wheaties
, he won't grow up to be a major league ball player; if the young man doesn't keep regular he will miss out on promotions; he has to look out "after forty" and success will bring him at once more bathrooms and more ulcers.
I'm going to eat Wheaties
for breakfast, wear Hanes (underwear) and eat McDonald's on the way in.