eat someone alive

Eat someone alive
If you eat someone alive, you defeat or beat them comprehensively.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • eat someone alive — eat (someone) alive to criticize someone very angrily. If we get our facts wrong we ll be eaten alive by the press …   New idioms 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 someone alive —    If you criticize someone severely because you are angry with them, you eat them alive.    (You can also be eaten alive bitten repeatedly by insects.)     The boss will eat me alive if the report arrives late …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • eat someone alive — …   Useful english dictionary

  • eat someone or something alive — eat (someone or something) alive see ↑eat • • • Main Entry: ↑alive eat (someone or something) alive 1 of insects : to bite (someone or something) many times The mosquitoes were eating us alive. [=we were being bitten frequently by many… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 alive — eat (someone) alive to criticize someone very angrily. If we get our facts wrong we ll be eaten alive by the press …   New idioms 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

  • eat — W1S1 [i:t] v past tense ate [et, eıt US eıt] past participle eaten [ˈi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(meal)¦ 3 eat your words 4 eat your heart out 5 eat somebody alive/eat somebody for breakfast 6¦(use)¦ 7 eat humble pie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eat alive — phrasal : to defeat, conquer, or overwhelm completely : crush * * * eat (someone or something) alive see ↑eat • • • Main Entry: ↑alive eat (someone or something) alive 1 of insects : to bite (someone or something) many times The mosquitoe …   Useful english dictionary

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