Eating Someone's Lunch

Eating Someone's Lunch
Aggressive competition that results in one company taking portions of another company's market share.

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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