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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