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nancycumt
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Post by nancycumt » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:21 am

How to use"eat one's heart out"?What's the detial meaning?

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Post by byron » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:49 pm

nancycumt wrote:How to use"eat one's heart out"?What's the detial meaning?

This is a gentle way of gloating. It is rarely used unkindly but more in jest.

Example 1: Suppose you happened to be seated next to a famous pop star on an aeroplane and your friend was crazy about that star. When describing the incident you could say "I say next to 'name' on a plane, now eat your heart out"

Example 2: "I'm going to tell you something that will make you eat your heart out" and then describe an incident that your friend will be envious of.

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