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noun [countable/uncountable]     lunch pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a meal that you eat in the middle of the day

    We stopped for a light (=small) lunch.

    for lunch:

    I’ll get a sandwich for lunch.

    have lunch:

    Let’s have lunch at that new restaurant.

    at lunch:

    She’s usually at lunch from twelve till one.

    take someone (out) to lunch:

    I’ll take you out to lunch when I get back.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    have/eat somebody for lunch to defeat and destroy somebody, especially someone who is weaker than you

    A good lawyer could eat him for lunch.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 19/01/2017


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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