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feeding frenzy

Slang. a ruthless attack on or exploitation of someone especially by the media.
Origin of feeding frenzy
1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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feeding frenzy

a phenomenon in which aquatic predators, esp sharks, become so excited when eating that they attack each other
a period of intense excitement over or interest in a person or thing: the media erupt into a feeding frenzy
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feeding frenzy

noun phrase

A scene of frantic competition, unexampled greed, etc: First the feeding frenzy begins. We did the story for two days, then the media angle on the story, and then the legal angle

[1980s+; fr the phrase used to describe the behavior of sharks who smell blood, find meat, etc]

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