eat (someone or something)

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eat (someone or something)

1. To pay the cost of something. If we sent the wrong file to the printer, then we'll just have to eat the cost of the fliers and start over again.
2. To cause one to worry. What's eating you? Did something bad happen?
3. vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus.
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eat it

1. rude slang An interjection by a speaker who is annoyed or frustrated with someone else. Eat it, Ben! You cheated on me, remember?
2. slang To fall down, usually in an especially clumsy manner. Whoa, she really ate it on the ice out there—is she OK?
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eat me

vulgar slang An expression of anger and dismissal directed at someone who is irritating or who one has contempt for. Potentially offensive, as it can also be used to refer to oral sex. Oh, eat me, will you? I refuse to do anything you say!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


1. tv. [for something] to bother or worry someone. Nothing’s eating me. I’m just the nervous type.
2. tv. to absorb the cost or expense of something. We’ll eat the costs on this one. It’s the least we can do.
3. tv. to perform oral sex on someone. (Usually objectionable.) She said she wanted to eat me!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"May I eat one of them?" asked the kitten, in a pleading voice.
`If I eat one of these cakes,' she thought, `it's sure to make SOME change in my size; and as it can't possibly make me larger, it must make me smaller, I suppose.'
do you eat one part, and I will eat the other.' Now the apple was so made up that one side was good, though the other side was poisoned.
Each time that you eat one, beloved, remember the sender.
He frankly states that the position he takes is based on no moral grounds, that all the hunters could kill and eat one another so far as he is concerned, were it not that he needs them alive for the hunting.
If a body has a craving for pigeon’s flesh, why, it’s made the same as all other creatures, for man’s eating; but not to kill twenty and eat one. When I want such a thing I go into the woods till I find one to my liking, and then I shoot him off the branches, without touching the feather of another, though there might be a hundred on the same tree.
Supposing that after having eaten the leather they eat the soles, I cannot see much that is left unless they eat one another."
"I prefer being as far from the centre of celebrity as possible" Actress Rachel Weisz "I will eat one Christmas pudding once a month, I know people who hate them and know that I love them, so I get them in the January sales.
Cameron said it takes creativity to not only learn how to eat one plant-based meal a day, but how to do it on a budget.
You can eat one on your lunch break and feel fine at your desk for the rest of the day.
And he says that if Zidane has spoken to the Red Devils chief - as suggested in some reports - then "I won't eat one rat, I'll eat two."
"Be willing to either eat one avocado per day for six months or eat only two avocados per month for the same period," the school said.
Participants have to meet the following criteria: they must be 25 years of age or older, and willing to either eat one avocado per day for six months, or eat only two avocados per month for the same period.
The Buckingham Palace rejected this claim and clarified on its website's FAQ section, "Does the Prince of Wales have seven boiled eggs cooked for his breakfast but only eat one, as claimed by Jeremy Paxman's 'On Royalty?' No, he doesn't and never has done, at breakfast or any other time."