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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She loved it so it became something he did every day, featuring characters like Yoda, Angry Birds, Elsa and Velma from Scooby Doo, usually with the message: "Eat Your Lunch".
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I feel that being rushed to eat your lunch and not having enough time to 'let off steam' may have an impact on behaviour.
Go swimming, take a walk, eat your lunch in the park, do some window shopping or meet a friend for coffee.
Did you eat your lunch in the boat?" "No," said the farmer, "the horse did."
The result is it may only take about eight minutes for your kids to open the presents and maybe 20 to eat your lunch, but about eight hours to sort out all the debris afterwards.
You will go there, too, or your competitors will eat your lunch.
Stress management expert Donna Dawson said: "When stress at work affects you to the point that you are unable to eat your lunch properly or visit the loo when you need to, then everything and everyone else will suffer.
Imagine having a place to sit for a few moments to eat your lunch, and then having separate containers to dispose of the newspapers, the bag and the soda can.