feed one's face
- (idiomatic) To eat.
1909, Upton Sinclair, chapter 4, in Samuel the Seeker:
- "Step up and feed your face."
- "What?" stammered Samuel, perplexed.
- "EAT!" said the other.
1910, Stewart Edward White, chapter 13, in The Rules of the Game:
- "Feed your face, and we'll go upstream." Bob ate rapidly.
- 1997 Aug. 31, George Vecsey, "Sports: Fill Ashe Stadium With Some Real Fans," New York Times (retrieved 13 Oct 2013):
- While the players are out there whacking away at tennis balls, the lower-deck patrons are feeding their faces on $5 shrimps and sipping $10 glasses of wine.
- 2010, Katie Flynn, The Cuckoo Child, ISBN 9781446411193, p. 292 (Google preview):
- “Though why I should give the boys bacon and eggs when they've already fed their faces wi' fish 'n' chips, I can't imagine.”
- Sometimes used in a rude or indelicate manner, suggestive that eating is merely a crude bodily function.
rude expression for "to eat"