Posted by R. Berg on February 06, 2003
In Reply to: "It's gonna to eat my lunch." posted by Yolanda on February 06, 2003
: When I am faced with something difficult or challenging, I have said, "It's gonna eat my lunch." I thought it was common until I moved from Texas to Florida. Anyone else ever hear of this? Can you direct me to a website of quotes or sayings that may have it listed. I am taking a graduate course and was sharing with a friend how difficult the work looked on the syllabus, and I used the phrase and she died laughing.
This isn't limited to the South. I've seen similar phrases used where the image of a grammar-school bully who grabs another kid's lunch is fitting, such as corporate competition when a big company overpowers a smaller one.