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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eat someone's lunch

see under eat someone alive.
See also: eat, lunch
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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eat someone’s lunch

tv. to best someone; to defeat, outwit, or win against someone. (In the way that a school bully takes away children’s lunches and eats them at recess.) The upstart ABC Computer Company is eating IBM’s lunch.
See also: eat, lunch
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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Tens of thousands of children were reported to be refusing to eat their lunches in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.
While many parents are in support of banning chocolate and strawberry milk, some are worried that kids won't eat their lunches without it.
Mr Jones said the trip nearly had to be cancelled when the school was told of the exclusion, but at the last minute the bus company taking them to the Senedd agreed to wait so the group could sit in the vehicle to eat their lunches.
The study also revealed that an average of three to four hours passes from the time kids leave for school to the time they eat their lunches. "As a general rule of thumb, foods should not sit out unrefrigerated for more than two hours," says Carolyn O'Neil, registered dictitian and spokeswoman for the ADA/ConAgra Foods Home Food Safety program.
As they eat their lunches on a bench and make small talk, Trina suddenly springs on him, brandishing her best feminist orthodoxy with fury and precision: "You stare at me and imagine me naked.