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 Eat not the Heart.Eats his Head Off (The horse). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eat One’s Heart Out (To).
 
To fret or worry unreasonably; to allow one grief or one vexation to predominate over the mind, tincture all one’s ideas, and absorb all other emotions.   1
 


 Eat not the Heart.Eats his Head Off (The horse). 

 
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