eat (one's) fill

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eat (one's) fill

To eat enough that one is satisfied or no longer hungry. We have plenty of mashed potatoes, so be sure to eat your fill!
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eat (one's) fill

to eat as much as one can hold; to eat as much as one wants. Please eat your fill. There's plenty for everyone.
See also: eat, fill
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Leaving his pack to eat their fill upon the flesh of their victims--flesh that he could not touch--Tarzan of the Apes pursued the single survivor of the bloody fray.
In my father's stables there are eleven excellent chariots, fresh from the builder, quite new, with cloths spread over them; and by each of them there stand a pair of horses, champing barley and rye; my old father Lycaon urged me again and again when I was at home and on the point of starting, to take chariots and horses with me that I might lead the Trojans in battle, but I would not listen to him; it would have been much better if I had done so, but I was thinking about the horses, which had been used to eat their fill, and I was afraid that in such a great gathering of men they might be ill-fed, so I left them at home and came on foot to Ilius armed only with my bow and arrows.
While the servants supplied the two and twenty guests with food and drink, the hostess and her four maidens went from one throne to another, exhorting them to eat their fill, and to quaff wine abundantly, and thus to recompense them- selves, at this one banquet, for the many days when they had gone without a dinner.
It all began when a child offered him a little food for the crowd, and all were able to eat their fill.
The mice eat their fill and gather seeds to take home and plant.
She must ensure the 400 or so diners who descend on the catering tent each mealtime can eat their fill.
These are looking to lay their last brood of the year so that their caterpillars can eat their fill of our late cabbages before heading for drier places to pupate for the winter.
It's kind of like an ecologist's Sophie's Choice: Kill sea lions that are gorging on stocks of endangered Chinook salmon, or allow the marine mammals to eat their fill, knowing that it will reduce the number of fish?
He said one of the ideas proposed by local restaurateurs was to offer discounts to tourists as an incentive to stay an extra night and eat their fill.
The furry volunteers were allowed to eat their fill of a variety of biscuits, hazelnut spread, peanut butter, sugar-loaded cereals along with cheese and bacon-flavoured snacks.
Families would descend on strawberry fields and surreptitiously eat their fill before handing in a modest basket to weigh and pay whilst trying to look innocent despite mouths smeared pink with juice.
I tell Bush: the dogs of Afghanistan have yet to eat their fill of the flesh of the Americans," Zawahri said.
After the taste test the volunteers were invited to eat their fill of the remaining biscuits.
They will be able to eat their fill of oranges and lemons.
Once the worker ants find a tasty morsel, usually by their strong sense of smell, they eat their fill, giving them energy to drag back portions to the nest.