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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I was among a group of ramblers who stopped for lunch at the Six Bells pub, Peterstone Wentloog, and our leader (a respectable gentleman in his 80s) asked a member of staff if we could eat our lunch outside at one of the tables.
We thought she might allow us to eat our lunch inside as it was raining - but she told us we couldn't do that - again fair enough
But as we sat down to eat our lunch the news came of his death.
If offshore nations or rival manufacturers go unchallenged as they try to eat our lunch, they'll likely succeed.