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    to eat one's way out of a sandwich house - meaning

    Hello.

    What does "to eat one's way out of a sandwich house" mean? I haven't the foggiest idea.

    Thank you.

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    Re: to eat one's way out of a sandwich house - meaning

    Have you any context?

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    Re: to eat one's way out of a sandwich house - meaning

    Looks like there's a TV show called New Girls. Here's some dialogue from it:

    - Nick: Man, I gotta run with the bulls! I gotta kill a man with my bare hands after making sweet love to him, and then sleep on the warm belly of his horse. I gotta eat my way out of a sandwich house.

    - Winston: How much you know about Hemingway?

    - Nick: Not a lot, but I'm gonna learn! I'm becoming Ernest Hemingway, ya idiots.


    So it sounds like eating your way out of a house made of sandwiches is doing something challenging, flamboyant, and destructive. Very Hemingway.
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    Re: to eat one's way out of a sandwich house - meaning

    No, I don't have any.

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    Re: to eat one's way out of a sandwich house - meaning

    Then Charlie's surmise sounds good to me.

    ps. How did you come across this sentence if you have no context?

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