Eating Someone's Lunch
A more aggressive company "eats the lunch" of another company when it takes some of its competitor's market share. This can be achieved through the implementation of a better product, an aggressive pricing strategy, or other competitive advantages.
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eat someone’s lunch — tv. to best someone; to defeat, outwit, or win against someone. (In the way that a school bully takes away children’s lunches and eats them at recess.) □ The upstart ABC Computer Company is eating IBM’s lunch … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
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