eat (something) off

(redirected from eating off)

eat (something) off

To erode or wear something away. A very corrosive substance must have eaten off this part of the pipe.
See also: eat, off

eat something off (of) something

 and eat something off
to erode something off a larger part. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The acidic rain ate the finish off the steeple. The acid ate off the finish.
See also: eat, off
References in periodicals archive ?
Eating off smaller plates means more food to freeze and your brain tells your body you are fuller quicker.
In the survey, middle class respondents were 12 per cent more likely than working class diners to find eating off slates acceptable.
Eating off a coral is no easy task: (http://oceanservice.
The next bad habits in the list were using a hairdryer to dust, wiping lipstick off a clean wine glass with a finger, not washing the bedsheets for six months, eating food that's fallen on the floor, eating off unwashed plates, never washing hands before eating, hiding mess in cupboards rather than cleaning up, buying new clothes to avoid the ironing and cleaning the house naked.
In the past, a few days of eating off plan would've spiralled into weeks of getting annoyed with myself, feeling bad about it then eating rubbish in a bid to make myself feel better.
They are high in vitamin C and ideal for eating off the bush or in production of puddings, tarts and jams.
When we served lunch, he started throwing food on the floor and eating off of it.
The hysteria with which 'I'm A Celebrity' hopefuls tackle jungle fodder has stunned folk in my rural backwater, where we've been eating off the land for centuries.
eating off salad plates instead of large dinner plates.
People first looked at what they were eating--the success of Whole Foods shows that"--and now they' re concerned with what they are eating off of.
As she got older, the diminutive, lifelong vegetarian became increasingly undomesticated, eating off paper plates and heating the house with a wood stove so badly vented it filled the place with smoke.
Soeven though the food might deserve more than that,I prefer eating off things you can just dump.
The Digital Imaging Table (Dit) from Panoram Technologies is not a place one should get into the habit of eating off.
We don't own a sofa we're in the bedroom eating off the floor