(one) will eat (someone or something) for breakfast(redirected from they will eat somebody for breakfast)
(one) will eat (someone or something) for breakfast
One will defeat someone or succeed at something very easily. Often used as part of a boast. He can challenge me all he wants—I'm not worried! I'll eat that chump for breakfast! If anyone can write a term paper in one night, it's Rich—he'll eat that assignment for breakfast! Have you seen how fast their relay team is? They'll eat us for breakfast at regionals!
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will eat someone for breakfastand will have someone for breakfast
Fig. will defeat someone thoroughly. Watch out! Those guys are incredibly aggressive. They will eat you for breakfast.
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