eat someone’s lunch (to)
- Overwhelm the competition. to eat the lunch of a competitor implies that one is taking bread (sales) from it right under its nose.
American business jargon. 2014.
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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 … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
eat someone's lunch — phrasal to deprive of profit, dominance, or success … New Collegiate Dictionary
eat someone's lunch — phrasal : to deprive of profit, dominance, or success … Useful english dictionary
eat someone's or something's lunch — see ↑lunch, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑eat … Useful english dictionary
eat someone alive — 1) eat someone alive/for breakfast/lunch to defeat or deal with someone easily 2) if insects eat you alive, they keep biting you We were being eaten alive by midges … English dictionary
eat — eater, n. /eet/, v., ate /ayt/; esp. Brit. /et/ or (Archaic) eat /et, eet/; eaten or (Archaic) eat /et, eet/; … Universalium
eat — [ it ] (past tense ate [ eıt ] ; past participle eat|en [ itn ] ) verb intransitive or transitive *** to put food into your mouth and swallow it: We sat on the grass and ate our sandwiches. Don t talk while you re eating. I ve eaten too much.… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
eat/have someone or something for lunch — (or eat someone s or something s lunch) US informal : to defeat someone or something very badly The big hardware chain was eating the local store s lunch. [=the big chain was taking a lot of business from the local store] • • • Main Entry: ↑lunch … Useful english dictionary
eat */*/*/ — UK [iːt] / US [ɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms eat : present tense I/you/we/they eat he/she/it eats present participle eating past tense ate UK [et] / UK [eɪt] / US [eɪt] past participle eaten UK [ˈiːt(ə)n] / US [ˈɪt(ə)n] Other ways … English dictionary
lunch — /lʌntʃ / (say lunch) noun 1. a meal taken at midday or shortly after; luncheon. 2. a snack or light meal taken at any time of day. 3. lunchtime or a lunch hour. –adjective 4. of or relating to lunch. –verb (i) 5. to eat lunch. –verb (t) 6. to… … Australian English dictionary