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Here are some idiomatic expressions about eating.

Eat out – To eat out is to go out to a restaurant.
If you eat out every day, you will develop some serious health problems.

Eat and run – To eat and run is to eat very quickly because you have to go somewhere else.
If you want to catch that train, you will have to eat and run.

Eat away at someone – When something eats away at you, it bothers you.
I am really worried about my son’s safety. It is eating away at me.

Eat high on the hog – To eat high on the hog is to spend a lot of money on a meal.
If you are rich, you can eat high on the hog.

Eat humble pie – When you eat humble pie, you are humiliated.
I was proved wrong and had to eat humble pie in the end.

Eat like a bird – To eat like a bird is to eat very little.
My daughter eats like a bird. I am worried about her health.

Eat like a horse – To eat like a horse is to eat too much.
When he was a kid, he used to eat like a horse.

Havbe one’s cake and eat it too – She wants to have a flourishing career but hates having to leave her child alone at home.
She doesn’t understand that she can’t have her cake and eat it too.


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