Eating and Drinking

Eating and Drinking



  1. Ate as if there were a hidden thing inside him, a creature of all jaws with an infinite trailing ribbon of gut —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  2. Ate like a cart-horse —H. E. Bates
  3. Ate like a famished wolf —Louisa May Alcott
  4. Ate like a trucker —Jonathan Kellerman
  5. Ate silently like two starving peasants —James Crumley
  6. Ate slowly, thoughtfully, as if fixing the taste of each spoonful in her mind —Paule Marshall
  7. Bit off an end of it [a candy bar] like a man biting off a chew from a plug —Peter De Vries
  8. The bread slices collapsed like movie-set walls beneath her bite —Tom Robbins
  9. odd little spasms, as if seeking a tooth that wouldn’t hurt —Paul Horgan
  10. Chews his granola like a Clydesdale —Ira Wood
  11. Chomping popcorn [in a movie theatre] like their upper teeth are mad at their lower —Tonita S. Gardner, It’s All a Matter of Luck, 1986
  12. Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you —Joan Rivers
  13. Down poured the wine like oil on a blazing fire —Charles Dickens
  14. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper —Anon

    See Also: ADVICE

  15. Eating [voraciously] … like a blowfly on a shit pile —Steve Heller
  16. Eating like three men —Louis Adamic
  17. Eating quickly and silently, like a bunch of taxi drivers eager to get back to the job —Daphne Merkin
  18. Eating quickly and abstractedly, like a man whose habits of life have made food less an indulgence than a necessity —Elizabeth Bowen
  19. Eat like wolves —William Shakespeare
  20. Eats like a well man and drinks like a sick —Benjamin Franklin
  21. Eats … like stolen fruit —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. Gulped the tea and felt it like sleep in her body —Frank Tuohy
  23. He’s like a camel as far as serious liquid refreshment is concerned —Iris Murdoch

    See Also: DRINKING

  24. Lap up the gravy just like pigs in a trough —Lewis Carroll
  25. Mouth moving as rapidly as the treadle on Granny’s sewing machine —William H. Gass
  26. Nibble … in quick little bites like a squirrel with a nut —George Garrett
  27. Sip [a drink] … as though he tasted martinis for a living —Sue Grafton
  28. (He had) stuffed as full as an egg —Anon English ballad, “The Cork”
  29. Swallowed it [a small sandwich] like a communion wafer —T. Coraghessan Boyle
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Eating and Drinking 
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But, for the matter o' that, if everybody was to do like you, the world must come to a standstill; for if everybody tried to do without house and home, and with poor eating and drinking, and was allays talking as we must despise the things o' the world as you say, I should like to know where the pick o' the stock, and the corn, and the best new-milk cheeeses
They were all feverish, boastful, and indefinably loose; and they all ate and drank a great deal; and made bets in eating and drinking. They all spoke of sums of money, and only mentioned the sums and left the money to be understood; as 'five and forty thousand Tom,' or 'Two hundred and twenty-two on every individual share in the lot Joe.' They seemed to divide the world into two classes of people; people who were making enormous fortunes, and people who were being enormously ruined.
Just eating and drinking, nothing more, but so much!
I always was fond of eating and drinking, even as a child--especially eating, in those early days.
It is well worth while to get hungry and thirsty merely to discover how much gratification can be obtained from eating and drinking. If you wish to thoroughly enjoy your dinner, take a thirty-mile country walk after breakfast and don't touch anything till you get back.
I started this paper with the idea of writing about eating and drinking, but I seem to have confined my remarks entirely to eating as yet.
Experts added that the best way to be safe is by staying hydrated, drinking boiled water, or eating and drinking fresh.
"Also, eating and drinking healthily in front of your child really is the best way to encourage healthy dietary habits."
Ket McClelland, In 2006, men and women spent about the same amount of time eating and drinking Average minutes per day Men Women Primary eating 67.8 66.0 and drinking Secondary 16.1 15.4 eating Secondary 40.8 42.6 drinking Note: Data include civilian population age 15 and over.
Marie Griffiths of the Wales-based Slimtone weight loss organisation said: "Any social life includes eating and drinking alcohol.
The criticism he endured for enjoying a good party is legendary: "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon'; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard ...'" (Matt.
Eating and drinking at the wheel can almost double the risk of a car crash, according to a new study.