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eat dirt

Definition of eat dirt in English:

informal Suffer insults or humiliation: the film bombed at the box office and the critics made it eat dirt
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  • Down in the garage, the Maranello worker bees buzz about tinkering with the F2002 model, which left the competition eating dirt, and fine-tuning an updated F2003 version which promises more of the same.
  • You can be rational and still find yourself eating dirt.
  • Considering he failed in a bid to become manager of Crawley Town shortly before arriving at Tynecastle, he can hardly be blamed for eating dirt at present.
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