come out of Microsoft Explorer's hide

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Following sentence is cited from The World is Flat:

By November 2005, its first anniversary, the Firefox browser had gobbled up roughly 10 percent of the worldwide browser market, most of it coming out of Microsoft Explorer's hide.

How to comprehend "coming out of Microsoft Explorer's hide"?
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    "Most of it at Microsoft Explorer's expense."

    To "take something out of someone's hide" is a saying that means "to make someone pay." (Hide = skin)
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