eat your heart out

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - eat your heart out

"Eat your heart out!"

an expression used to tell someone that they should be jealous of you because you are superior to them in some way


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - eat your heart out

"to eat your heart out"

to feel bitter anguish or grief


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - eat your heart out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What did you get on your test?

Friend 2:  I only got an eighty percent.

Friend 1Eat your heart out!  I got a hundred.

Friend 2:  Darn!  I knew I should have studied harder.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - eat your heart out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How did Pierre's gallery exhibit go?

Friend 2:  It was terrible. Nobody bought even a single painting.

Friend 1:  Pierre must be feeling terribly sad. He thought that he had put his absolute best effort into his work.

Friend 2:  I am quite concerned for Pierre. He is eating his heart out over his failure.

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eat your heart out - Gerund Form:

Eating your heart out over a lost love is not a healthy way to move forward.

eat your heart out - Examples:

1)  I cut all these vegetables with my own two hands. Eat your heart out Betty Crocker!

2)  Eat your heart out, east London: the £8 billion redevelopment includes not just flats and offices but restaurants, a gym, a cinema, a new Soho ...

3)  Eat your heart out musicians! Live it up at Tuning Fork - a unique, live-music restaurant with a musician-friendly twist.

4)  Eat your heart out, Tatooine: A newly discovered alien planet has not one, not two, but three suns in its sky. 

5)  We're cooking simply the best, better than all the rest! These irresistible eats are impossible to say no to, so get ready to eat your heart out!

6)  Eat your heart out, France. The world's best wine waiter is... a Swede.

7)  Eat your heart out, David Lee Roth! Paul Vesco pays tribute to Louis Prima. Vesco was so cool he looked like he belonged in what Chuck Berry ...

8)  Eat your heart out Pearson: Bishop was the only Canadian airport recognized. “We are thrilled to be recognized by travellers from around the ...

9)  The super confident reality star slipped her stunning hourglass curves (Kylie Jenner, eat your heart out) into this ultra-slinky nude bodysuit ...

10)  A defeated Superman returns to the IRS (eat your heart out Lex Luthor) and his deadline looming, ...

11)  While Adam's eating his heart out for letting her go since she sounds like she's already on her third record release, Blake's pretty cheesed out ...

12)  Jenelle Evans pulled out all the stops to make sure she had her ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith eating his heart out following their split! 

13)  To me, those last words sounded hopeful, like a prayer to herself that one day she will stop eating her heart out over ED.

14)  "It's been eating my heart out for the last year," said Feliciano.

15)  ... a deep sadness in the man: "You'd catch him at certain moments," recalls Dona May Law, "and you'd see something was eating his heart out.

16)  "This election ate my heart out," Roya writes. "We want change. We don't want to die under the sky of wishes. We can't see our country, land of ...

17)  It eats our heart out to say something good about somebody else.

18)  Mr. Danieley is given a brief, gloom-ridden new reprise of this song, when even the charms of the city have dimmed as he eats his heart out for his lost love.

19)  I have a great family and friends around me but sometimes I am overwhelmed by a loneliness that eats my heart out.

20)  The poor children ate their hearts out when the family dog suddenly died.