off (one's) feed

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off (one's) feed

Uninterested in eating. That gory horror movie completely put me off my feed. She's been off her feed since coming down with a cold.
See also: feed, off

off one's feed

Have no desire to eat, have lost one's appetite, as in Even though Mom's gone only for a week, her absence puts Dad off his feed. Originating in the early 1800s and first used only for animals, this colloquial term later was applied to humans as well.
See also: feed, off
References in classic literature ?
One was that the chestnut trace horse, who had been unmistakably overworked on the previous day, was off his feed and out of sorts.