informal Suffer insults or humiliation: the film bombed at the box office and the critics made it eat dirt
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of eat dirt in:
- The US English dictionary