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To eat like a horse simply refers to the fact that some can eat a great deal. A horse may eat 2-6 flakes of hay a day, plus oats, fruit, or other pellets. (A flake is about 1/8th of a bale of hay; hay bales (small ones) can weigh 40-60lbs.

Thus if you "eat like a horse" you eat alot!

In addition, a horse can eat so much that they can make themselves seriously ill, even causing death!


This simply means you eat a lot. Horses are big animals and they do eat a lot. If someone says this to you take it as a compliment that you have a healthy appetite.
"Eat like a horse" simply means that someone eats a LOT of food.
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