Idiom:  eat away at something


Idiom:  eat away at something

  • to gradually make something a little smaller and smaller over time

Example sentences

— 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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