Also, feed someone lines. Cue an actor with his or her next line (or lines), or tell someone what to say, as in Some contestants become tongue-tied, so someone has to feed them a line, or Eric still has trouble learning a part; he needs someone to feed him his lines.
Also, hand someone a line. Lead someone on, deceive with glib or exaggerated talk. For example, He really fed them a line about his important new position, or Don’t hand me a line—I know exactly how much you paid for it. [ Early 1900s ]
[feed-stok] /ˈfidˌstɒk/ noun 1. raw material for processing or manufacturing industry. /ˈfiːdˌstɒk/ noun 1. the main raw material used in the manufacture of a product
[feed-stuhf] /ˈfidˌstʌf/ noun 1. (def 13). /ˈfiːdˌstʌf/ noun 1. any material used as a food, esp for animals
- Feed the bears
verb phrase To receive a traffic ticket and pay the fine (1975+)
- Feed the fish
verb phrase To vomit over the side of a vessel, from seasickness (1880s+)