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eat your heart out"

Posted by Lula on February 12, 2006

Smokey Stover posted an OED definition in response to my question about the phrase "eat your heart out". Thanks. I remember seeing in the tantalizing snippet that my search engine turned up, but could no longer locate, a reference to Aelian (sp?) fields that made me think that this phrase may have its origins in Greek or Roman literature. I'm sorry to be so tenacious, but if anyone has any further ideas about this phrase's classical literary origins, I'll be most grateful.