feeding frenzy


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. feedgrain,
  2. feedhorn,
  3. feeding,
  4. feeding bottle,
  5. feeding cup,
  6. feeding tube,
  7. feedlot,
  8. feedstock,
  9. feedstuff,
  10. feedthrough

Origin of feeding frenzy

First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for feeding frenzy

feeding frenzy

noun

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 thingthe media erupt into a feeding frenzy
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