eat lunch

eat (one's) lunch

slang To defeat one. I've been practicing really hard because I refuse to let my nemesis eat my lunch again.
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eat someone's lunch

Sl. to best someone; to defeat, outwit, or win against someone. (Like a school bully taking away children's lunches and eating them.) The upstart ABC Computer Company is eating IBM's lunch.
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Well, I am the most disinterested among you, after all,' said the first speaker,' for I never wear black gloves, and I never eat lunch.
For NT$600 (US$20), you can pick your own strawberries, learn how to make strawberry jam, take home NT$200 worth of strawberries and a jar of jam, and eat lunch.
More than a third of people who can't peel themselves away from work say it's because they don't have enough time, while a fifth prefer to eat lunch in the office.
NOON I'd spend the day climbing Kinder Scout in the Peak District with my family and eat lunch from a hamper supplied by The Chatsworth farm shop at a rocky outcrop called the Woolpacks.
Company founder Mark Hooper said: "I want everyone to take an hour out of their day to eat lunch and chat with the people who work alongside them every day.
In contrast, 21 per cent claimed they were so close to a sandwich shop they really didn't need an hour to buy and eat lunch.
New York, Nov 15 ( ANI ): A new survey has found that workers who eat lunch at their desk consume more calories and snacks than those who dine out.
5% of boys and girls in Years 8 and 10 said they did not eat lunch.
Having to sit in a cold van to eat lunch is not in itself ideal but is the alternative to a long trip back to the depot.
A poll of office workers found 56 per cent eat lunch at their desks, 21 per cent eat "deskfast" and eight per cent eat dinner there.
A poll by Employment Law Advisory Services (Elas) claims 90% of office workers no longer take their allotted break and most eat lunch at their desk.
Research reveals that the typical lunch break lasts just 19 minutes for British workers and, with just one in three offices offering a designated place to sit and eat lunch, the majority of workers tend to eat lunch at their desk, with almost seven in 10 choosing to continue to work and eat at the same time.
More workers feel under pressure to eat lunch at their desks
Most of those polled complained about the UK's long hours culture and having to eat lunch at their desk.
Most eat lunch at their desk although seven per cent do not eat at all while in work, according to the findings.