have someone for breakfast

(redirected from eat someone for breakfast)

have someone for breakfast

or

eat someone for breakfast

INFORMAL
If you say that one person will have another person for breakfast or eat them for breakfast, you mean that the first person is much stronger and more aggressive than the second. He thinks he's tough, but Jane Wooton will have him for breakfast. He was a kid thrown into a town where the miners could have eaten him for breakfast.
See also: breakfast, have

have someone for breakfast

deal with or defeat someone with contemptuous ease. informal
See also: breakfast, have