1、eat out = 出去吃；下馆子
We’re really hungry, but I don’t want to cook dinner. Let’s eat out.
Should we eat out tonight?
2、eat and run = 匆匆吃完饭然后赶往某地
I hate to eat and run, but I have to go to a meeting at 7 o’clock.
Every time they come to visit, they just eat and run. It’s like they don’t want to spend any time with us!
3、eat away at someone = 被某事烦扰
I’m really worried about the situation. In fact, it’s eating away at me, and I’m not getting any sleep.
You look worried. What’s eating at you?
4、eat high on the hog = 吃得非常好又奢侈
Tonight, we’re going to eat high on the hog. I hope you’ve brought a healthy appetite.
They’re really wealthy. They always eat high on the hog.
5、eat humble pie = 感到屈辱；赔礼道歉
I wasn’t right about the situation and had to eat humble pie in the end.
He’s too full of himself. He needs to eat some humble pie.
6. eat like a bird = 经常吃得很少
She’s very ill and I think it’s partly due to the fact that she eats like a bird.
How do you expect to ever put on weight if you eat like a bird?
7、eat like a horse = 经常吃得很多
Many football players are encouraged to eat like a horse, especially linemen.
I could eat like a horse when I was a kid. Not anymore!
8、eat one’s cake and have it too = 鱼与熊掌不可兼得
She works twelve hours a day and hates being away from home. She hasn’t learned that you can’t eat your cake and have it too.
Of course, you can’t eat your cake and have it too. If you want to relax, you’ll have to earn less and live in a smaller home.
9、eat one’s hat = 被某人证实自己是错误的
Andy swore that he wouldn’t make any mistakes. Of course, he had to eat his hat in the end.
I swear that I’ll make you eat your hat about those facts!
10、eat one’s words = 承认错误
She made him eat his words. It was very embarrassing.
Have you ever had to eat your words?