have someone for breakfast

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have (someone or something) for breakfast

To defeat, complete, or handle someone or something easily. Often used as part of a boast. He can challenge me all he wants—I'm not worried! I have chumps like him for breakfast! If anyone can write a term paper in one night, it's Rich—he has assignments like that for breakfast!
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have someone for breakfast


eat someone for breakfast

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, for, have, someone
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

have someone for breakfast

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