eat someone out of house and home

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C. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.

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  • Coined by the English playwright William Shakespeare – 1616) in his play Henry IV, Part 2 : see the quotation.
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c. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'eat someone out of house and home':

eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.
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comer a alguien fuera de casa y en casa

manger quelqu'un hors de la maison et de la maison

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