What is the Meaning of the Idiom
A BITE TO EAT?
A bite to eat means something to eat. It suggests a simple meal, rather than an elaborate formal dinner.
Sometimes this is used with the verb grab. See example 3.
1. Let’s have a quick a bite to eat before we leave home so we don’t have to stop somewhere and buy lunch.
3. Summer is a great time to grab a bite to eat at a restaurant patio.