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eat shit

verb phrase
  1. eat dirt
  2. To be accursed, humiliated, etc •Usu a loud oral insult; in WWII, Japanese troops attempted to arouse US troops to a reckless frenzy by shouting ''Babe Ruth eats shit!'': You eat shit, you son of a bitch!
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take shit

verb phrase

To accept or endure humiliation, victimization, bullying, etc; eat dirt •Often in the negative: Yeah, but at least you don't take any shit from anybody/ Do I have to take this shit from my own partner? (1940s+)


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Idioms and Phrases with eat shit

eat shit

Also, eat crap. Submit to degrading treatment, as in He refused to eat shit from the coach. James T. Farrell had the one term in Grandeur (1930), “They don't eat nobody's crap,” and Mario Puzo the other in Dark Arena (1955), “He'd eaten shit all week.” [ ; second half of 1800s ]
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