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English definition of “eat sb alive”

eat sb alive

to criticize someone very angrily : If we get our facts wrong we'll be eaten alive by the press .Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of eat sb alive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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