Origin: Hokkien, literal translation from the hokkien phrase “Jiak Zhua”
Eat snake is a phrase used to describe a person’s attitude towards work or tasks. It practically means skiving at work and slacking off from tasks and responsibilities.
Example: “While everyone is hard at work, Ah Seng always “eat snake”. He always take his own sweet time in the toilet and keep surfing the internet during working hours.
Example: “Why do you look so stressed? Work is not everything, learn to “eat snake” a bit lah.