Idiom: eat away at something
— Every cigarette you smoke is slowly eating away at your health.
— I'm eating away at my credit card debt by making an extra payment with each paycheck.
— I hope he finishes his presentation soon—he's eating away at the Question & Answer time.
— The long hours that you’re working every single evening and on the weekends is eating away at our marriage.
— My manager's negative comments are really eating away my confidence.
— My $200 monthly payments were slowly eating away at my student loan debt and then my parents helped me bite off a bit chunk by making a $10,000 payment on my birthday.
— The lies that you're telling are eating away at the trust between you and your colleagues. This needs to stop immediately.
— The rust started to eat away at the body of the car.
— I put out some banana bread and little by little my son ate away the entire loaf.
— The guilt from cheating is going to eat away your mental health.
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