have (someone or something) for breakfast(redirected from have them for breakfast)
have (someone or something) for breakfast
To defeat, complete, or handle someone or something easily. Often used as part of a boast. He can challenge me all he wants—I'm not worried! I have chumps like him for breakfast! If anyone can write a term paper in one night, it's Rich—he has assignments like that for breakfast!
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have someone for breakfast
Fig. to defeat someone with ease. Careful, she'll have you for breakfast if you're not prepared to debate her. I'm afraid they had our team for breakfast again.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
have someone for breakfastor
eat someone for breakfastINFORMAL
If you say that one person will have another person for breakfast or eat them for breakfast, you mean that the first person is much stronger and more aggressive than the second. He thinks he's tough, but Jane Wooton will have him for breakfast. He was a kid thrown into a town where the miners could have eaten him for breakfast.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
have someone for breakfastdeal with or defeat someone with contemptuous ease. informal
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