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feeding frenzy

noun
  1. Slang. a ruthless attack on or exploitation of someone especially by the media.
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Origin of feeding frenzy

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for feeding frenzy

feeding frenzy

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