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eat (someone or something)

1. To pay the cost of something. If we sent the wrong file to the printer, then we'll just have to eat the cost of the fliers and start over again.
2. To cause one to worry. What's eating you? Did something bad happen?
3. vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus.
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eat it

1. rude slang An interjection by a speaker who is annoyed or frustrated with someone else. Eat it, Ben! You cheated on me, remember?
2. slang To fall down, usually in an especially clumsy manner. Whoa, she really ate it on the ice out there—is she OK?
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eat me

vulgar slang An expression of anger and dismissal directed at someone who is irritating or who one has contempt for. Potentially offensive, as it can also be used to refer to oral sex. Oh, eat me, will you? I refuse to do anything you say!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


1. tv. [for something] to bother or worry someone. Nothing’s eating me. I’m just the nervous type.
2. tv. to absorb the cost or expense of something. We’ll eat the costs on this one. It’s the least we can do.
3. tv. to perform oral sex on someone. (Usually objectionable.) She said she wanted to eat me!
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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References in classic literature ?
"If you want me to eat them, please peel them for me."
"Very well, then," said Pinocchio, "if there is nothing else I'll eat them."
He liked to eat them. They were the only article of food he liked to eat, They gave him reminiscent thrills of the ancient food-desires of his youth.
That he could, with relish, eat raw meat that had been buried by himself weeks before, and enjoy small rodents and disgusting grubs, seems to us who have been always "civilized" a revolting fact; but had we learned in childhood to eat these things, and had we seen all those about us eat them, they would seem no more sickening to us now than do many of our greatest dainties, at which a savage African cannibal would look with repugnance and turn up his nose.
She added: "We instructed people to eat the foods that they love, and not give them up, but to eat them in a mindful way.
(For starters, the rise in blood sugar is dampened when you eat them with fat or other foods.)
"Be healthy instead of being pretty." "If these healthy creatures eat them [picture of horses eating vegetables], why don't you?" "What does Popeye eat?" I reviewed a meal after the phase-out, and Connelly warned me that there had been some backsliding on the garlic.
So think of french fries as a treat, and eat them only occasionally.
I think it is harsh to kill animals and then eat them. I know that some animals are raised to be killed and eaten but it is just not right in my opinion.
With many facilities facing staffing shortages and federal regulations mandating that only nursing staff can feed residents, it often becomes more challenging for the staff to serve meals than it is for the residents to eat them. Their sense of taste and smell diminish, making many foods less palatable.
In one 8-week phase, the men and women receive the nuts with no instructions other than to eat them. During a second 8-week period, the diners substitute the peanuts for other fats in the diet.
We may choose to eat them (and there is nothing wrong with that), we may choose to wrap them up and give them to a friend, we may choose to save them for later or to throw them in the garbage.
"I do worry a little bit about telling people that nuts are good and that they should eat them," says Kris-Etherton, "because some people will buy a big can and not know that we're talking about an ounce at a time, not half the can."