feeding frenzy

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feed·ing frenzy

(fē′dĭng)
n.
1. A period of intense or excited feeding, as by sharks.
2. Excited activity by a group, especially around a focal point: "The media swirled and boiled around the newlyweds in a kind of all-out feeding frenzy" (James Kaplan).

feeding frenzy

n
1. (Biology) a phenomenon in which aquatic predators, esp sharks, become so excited when eating that they attack each other
2. a period of intense excitement over or interest in a person or thing: the media erupt into a feeding frenzy.

feed′ing fren`zy


n.
Slang. a ruthless attack on or exploitation of someone esp. by the media.
[1985–90]
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Our goal is to check out the aisles of seasonal merchandise, not to buy anything, of course, but to see the remnants of shoppers' feeding frenzies and how they're displayed, or rather exhibited: nothing on the shelves, everything on the floor.