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1) Eat. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To eat humble pie. (See HUMBLE PIE.) 1 To eat one out of house and home. To eat so much that one will have to part with house and home in order to pay for it. 2 To...

2) eat. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: ate (t), eatˇen (tn), eatˇing, eats1a. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption. b. To take in and absorb as food: a plant...

3) eat. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...fare, ingest, partake. Slang : chow. break bread, have (or take) a bite. See INGESTION. eat up Slang. To like or enjoy enthusiastically, often excessively: adore,...

4) eat up. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...See eat....

5) eat crow. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...eat crow To suffer a humiliating experience: The organizers had to eat crow when the fair they had sworn would attract thousands drew scarcely a hundred people. The...

6) eat humble pie. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...eat humble pie To be forced to acknowledge one s deficiencies or errors: Professor Norris had to eat humble pie when the reviewers pointed out numerous factual errors...

7) Eat not the Brain. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of Iamblichus; and the prohibition is very similar to that of Moses forbidding the Jews to eat the blood, because the blood is the life. The brain is the seat of...

8) Eat not the Heart. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...the 30th Symbol in the Protreptics of Iamblichus. Pythagoras forbade judges and priests to eat animal food at all, because it was taking away life. Other persons...

9) dog-eat-dog. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Ruthlessly acquisitive or competitive: a dog-eat-dog society....

10) Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die We should enjoy life as much as possible, because it will be over soon. This saying is based on verses from the biblical...

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