eat someone's or something's lunch

Definition of eat someone's or something's lunch

US, informal
:to outdo or defeat someone or something very badly
  • The big hardware chain was eating the local store's lunch.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

lunch play
  1. : a usually light meal

  2. : the food prepared for a lunch

  1. : to eat lunch

  2. : to treat to lunch


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