|eat it up
||finish eating some food, eat all of the food
||That's a good boy. Eat it up and then you can go out to play.
|eat it up
||believe a story, eat out of the palm...
||The children were eating it up - every word the teacher said.
|eat like a horse
||eat a lot, pig out
||Barney eats like a horse. He has a monstrous appetite.
|eat my hat/shirt
||be very surprised or shocked if it is true
||If the Vancouver Canucks win the Cup, I'll eat my hat!
||eat at a restaurant, eat at a cafe
||On Friday evenings we eat out, usually at a Greek restaurant.
|eat out of the palm of your hand
||do whatever you ask, obey you, win the hearts
||If you tell the children a story, you'll have them eating out of the palm of your hand.
||believe that, buy that, swallow that
||After listening to the UFO scientist, my uncle said, "Are we supposed to eat that?"
||begin to eat, continue to eat, dig in
||Eat up, folks. We have lots of pancakes.
|eat you for breakfast
||defeat you easily, have you for breakfast
||In a game of racquetball he'll eat you for breakfast. He's quick.
|eat you out of house and home
||eat all your food, pig out
||Our son's team came to dinner and ate us out of house and home!