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eat like a bird
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Definition: eat very little

Explanation: Used when speaking about someone who needs very little food to get by, often used when criticizing someone for not eating enough.

Examples: She eats like a bird, it's no wonder she's skinny! - You're eating like a bird, I wish you would eat just a little more.

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