"eat lunch on" (& "dine out on")

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Apr 24 02:15:20 UTC 2010

Joel S. Berson wrote:
> ....
>> There's a similar expression, "dine out on."....
> Thanks -- this is the sense I had in mind.  But I think I've heard it
> as "eat ... on", not just "dine out on".

 From G-books, from 2003: Jack Warner, _Shikar_, p. 212:

<<"In LA, I can eat lunch on this scar for a year at least. I know some
lawyers with very unsavory clients, but by God I'll be the only one in
the courthouse who survived a man-eating tiger's attack.">>

-- Doug Wilson

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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