eaten up with/by


: unable to escape (a feeling, such as jealousy, bitterness, etc.) and made unhappy by it
He was eaten up with envy of his brother's success.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While on average productivity per employee increased, more employee time was eaten up with meetings and other communication. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023 In Washington, nearly the whole summer has been eaten up with negotiations around a bipartisan infrastructure that includes little climate policy. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 11 Aug. 2021 During the February 10, 2020 meeting to vet Rasmussen, board members spent only six minutes asking him about his crimes and his nursing home experience, and much of those moments were eaten up with softball questions and friendly banter. Caitlin Mcglade, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2021 The Wings still have around $27 million in cap space, though part of that will be eaten up with extensions for restricted free agents Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 27 Sep. 2020

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“Eaten up with/by.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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