eat (one's) lunch

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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.
See also: eat, lunch

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.
See also: eat, lunch

eat somebody’s ˈlunch

(American English, business) take away another company’s business or their share of the market: Unless we’re careful, foreign competitors will eat our lunch.
See also: eat, lunch
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The 45-year-old said: "I was about to eat my lunch in the shop, as I normally do.
It's all right for council vans to pull up on the pavement on Queen Victoria Road with diesel smoke pouring into the arcade while I eat my lunch.
d not receive a single break throughout the day and was always on lunch duty where I had to monitor noise levels and student behavior rather than actually getting to eat my lunch.
I am so thankful to now be in a public school where I'm able to eat my lunch every day without interruptions and to have breaks on a normal schedule.
These (PGA Tour) courses eat my lunch because I can't compete with players that hit the ball as high as I used to,'' he said.
I tried to eat my lunch, but I was outraged at the lack of sensibility the woman displayed.