Eat like a horse

Eat like a horse

Idiom: Eat like a horse

Meaning

Now, a horse is much bigger than a bird. So how much do you think a horse eats? That’s right, to eat like a horse is to eat a large amount of food.

When someone eats like a horse, they always eat a lot of food.

Examples

“My mother has to cook a lot of food when my brother comes to visit. He eats like a horse.”

She’s so thin, yet she eats like a horse.

My brother eats like a horse.

If I told you my brother eats like a horse, what would you think?

Would you think that he ate horse food, that he had a big appetite or that he was a horse?

“Although he eats like a horse, he never gets fat.”

She sleeps through the night, naps on time, eats like a horse and laughs all day.

Kim is staying for dinner, and she eats like a horse, so you better make some extra food.

I eat like a horse after a good walk along the beach – the sea air really stimulates my appetite!

I’ve been eating like a horse over Christmas. I’ll have to go on a diet after the New Year.

When we were on vacation my friend and I both ate like a horse and now we’ve got at least 10 kg to lose.

If you don’t stop eating like a horse you’re going to gain a lot of weight this winter.

Origin

The Origin of this idiom is unclear.

Antonym (opposite meaning)

  • eat like a bird

Synonyms

FAQs

What does the idiom ‘Eat like a horse’ mean?

Now, a horse is much bigger than a bird. So how much do you think a horse eats? That’s right, to eat like a horse is to eat a large amount of food.

How do you use ‘Eat like a horse’ in a sentence?

“My mother has to cook a lot of food when my brother comes to visit. He eats like a horse.”


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