Definition of eat like a bird or a horse in English:

eat like a bird (or a horse)

informal Eat very little (or a lot): Dad had been eating like a bird before we came here
More example sentences
  • Sometimes you can't get him to eat a thing, and then at other times he eats like a horse!
  • Of course, let's not jump to any distorted conclusion about Sarah's chowing patterns; I imagine Freddie probably eats like a bird, don't you think?
  • Despite eating like a horse recently my weight has continued to plummet.
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