eat someone’s lunch

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.

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  • 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

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  • 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… …  

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