is a name used to describe Firefighters before Scott Air Packs were used for air while fighting fires. Smoke Eaters had no clean air source and would enter a fire to search for people which would end up with the Firemen (Firefighters) inhaling the smoke from the fire. The seasoned Firemen (Firefighters) would make this task look easy thus earning the title Smoke Eater.
The fireman started his career as a Smoke Eater and retired as a firefighter.
is a person who is surrounded by others who don't take it upon themselves to do the things they know need to be done
My mother is such a nag because I don't take the trash out every week like I am suppose to for her.