eat one's own dog food

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To use or consume the economic goods or services that oneself is producing; to be part of a closed household economy.

Etymology:

  • From dog food, a jargon term for goods sold to customers of a company.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'eat one's own dog food':

eat one's own dog foodTo test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.
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