Definition of eat into in English:

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eat into

1 another way of saying eat away at.
1.1Use up (profits, resources, or time): sales were hard hit by high interest rates eating into disposable income
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  • Of course, charges and inflation are both eating into the profit.
  • Lending will expand at a faster rate because the lower interest rates are eating into banks' revenues from government bonds.
  • The fear was that higher interest rates will eat into corporate earnings, slash investment spending and lead to job losses.
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