Idiom:  eat someone alive


Idiom:  eat someone alive

  1. to make someone feel pain/guilt or suffer
  2. to overwhelm or defeat someone

Example sentences

  • Lying to my wife about our finances really ate me alive, so I finally told her I've got $50,000 in credit card debt.
  • Keeping my pregnancy a secret from my colleagues the first three months ate me alive
  • Watching my seven-year-old have trouble making friends really eats me alive.
  • My son’s battle with brain cancer ate all of us alive, so we were relieved when he passed away and didn’t have to suffer anymore.
  • Keeping secrets will eat you alive.
  • We're not prepared for this debate. Our opponents are going to eat us alive.
  • I tried working in sales but the competition and backstabbing ate me alive.
  • My daughter competed on the reality TV show "Survivor" but the other contestants ate her alive and she was voted off at the first Tribal Council.

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