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 Eat One’s Heart Out (To).Eating One’s Terms. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eats his Head Off (The horse).
 
Eats more than he is worth, or the work done does not pay for the cost of keeping. A horse which stands in the stable unemployed eats his head off.   1
 


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