eat dirt


eat dirt
accept another's insult or bad treatment, act humble

He made the senior manager eat dirt as revenge for his bad treatment in the past.


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  • eat dirt — phrasal : to be or become grovelingly submissive * * * eat dirt To acquiesce submissively in a humiliation • • • Main Entry: ↑dirt * * * I informal suffer insults or humiliation the film bombed at the box office and the critics made it eat dirt …   Useful english dictionary

  • eat dirt —    If you eat dirt, you are forced to accept another person s bad treatment or insulting remarks.     As a consequence of the strike, the employees had to eat dirt …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • eat dirt — {v. phr.}, {informal} To act humble; accept another s insult or bad treatment. * /Mr. Johnson was so much afraid of losing his job that he would eat dirt whenever the boss got mean./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat dirt — {v. phr.}, {informal} To act humble; accept another s insult or bad treatment. * /Mr. Johnson was so much afraid of losing his job that he would eat dirt whenever the boss got mean./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat\ dirt — v. phr. informal To act humble; accept another s insult or bad treatment. Mr. Johnson was so much afraid of losing his job that he would eat dirt whenever the boss got mean …   Словарь американских идиом

  • eat dirt — informal suffer insults or humiliation. → dirt …   English new terms dictionary

  • eat dirt — vb See eat shit! …   Contemporary slang

  • eat dirt — Humble one s self, abase one s self, lower one s note, fall on one s knees, get a setdown, eat humble pie …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Eat dirt — expression of triumph, said to a vehicle overtaken in a race …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • eat dirt — Australian Slang expression of triumph, said to a vehicle overtaken in a race …   English dialects glossary