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English definition of “what's eating sb?”

what's eating sb?

informal
used to ask why someone seems angry or upset: Jack's in a strange mood - I wonder what's eating him?Moods
(Definition of what's eating sb? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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