eat one's own dog food

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From "dog food", jargon for goods sold to customers of a company.

Verb[edit]

eat one's own dog food

  1. (computing, slang, idiomatic) To test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.
  2. (idiomatic) To use or consume the economic goods or services that oneself is producing; to be part of a closed household economy