Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

eat (it/that) up

eat upeat it upeat that up
Meaning(s)
1) consume something rapidly, appreciate or enjoy something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • eat up your time/food/money
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I know you have only just sat down with your breakfast, but we need to get going in a few minutes so, eat up! 
    2. I thought the movie was stupid, but the other people in the cinema really ate it up.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The current project has been eating up a large portion of the budget. I think we may need to downsize it.
    2. We introduced a buy one, get one free offer in the shop today. Customers really eat that sort of thing up.
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