eat someone alive
Overwhelm or defeat someone thoroughly, make short work of someone. For example, Lacking experience in manufacturing, he was eaten alive by his competitors. This slangy hyperbole dates from the early 1900s. A newer slangy variant is eat someone's lunch, dating from the mid-1900s. For example, It was a decisive victory; he ate the incumbent's lunch.
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And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.
But if you have a hearing and you prove that someone is mature enough, well then that state interest evaporates.
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke