I'll just go stuff my face.

Hi,

I understand this expression means to go eat a lot. But I read that it is also used when everything has gone wrong. Is it true?

Many thanks,
Cantik

I have never heard it used to mean anything other than to eat a lot.

There are various idioms that use the word ‘stuff’ and also various idioms that use the word ‘face’, but I also only know the expression ‘stuff one’s face’ to mean ‘eat a lot’/‘eat greedily’.
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Can it be that one is just totally fed up after trying every possible means to deal with a situation and one might as well just go to food for comfort instead of trying further?

Thanks again for your time,
Cantik

Ah, now I see what you’re getting at now.

Yes, the idiom “stuff one’s face” can be used in the context you describe. Eating is supposed to be a pretty common reaction in that sort of situation.
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Is it at all possible you are thinking of being “fed up” with something?

That thought had crossed my mind too, Barb.
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The book where I read it only says “when everything has gone wrong” but I imagined the “fed up” part.

Thanks Barb_D and Amy, you girls are very helpful! I think I got it now.

Cantik