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eat it and beat it

eat it and beat it
 v. phr.— « Whatever happened to the local colloquial term for running out on a restaurant tab—“chew ‘n’ screw”? Or the more universal phrase: “eat it & beat it.”» —“IHOP loses bid to get drop on deadbeats” by Howie Carr Boston Herald (Massachusetts) Dec. 1, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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