Originally used in Warrensburg, Missouri in the late 80’s, Make ‘er eat is an expression describing some one trying to go fast. Spinning their car tires or gunning their engine. Can be used for any redneck
trying to show off. Also used as words of encouragement.
Greg was trying to show off by making 'er eat. Dumb redneck then ran into a tree.
That's a nice car, can you make 'er eat?