chew (someone) up and spit (him or her) out

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Definition of chew (someone) up and spit (him or her) out

: to defeat (someone) badly That district attorney will chew you up and spit you out in the courtroom.

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“Chew (someone) up and spit (him or her) out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chew%20%28someone%29%20up%20and%20spit%20%28him%20or%20her%29%20out. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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