feeding frenzy

  1. Slang. a ruthless attack on or exploitation of someone especially by the media.

Origin of feeding frenzy

First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for feeding frenzy

feeding frenzy

  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 thing: the media erupt into a feeding frenzy

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