One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Eat a lot of someone else's food.‘he would eat them out of house and home if he continued to run through biscuits at his present rate’
- ‘This will help solve the problem of what to eat for lunch but will protect the employer from having workers eat him out of house and home, since the charge for food will both reduce consumption and also provide income.’
- ‘‘I ate them out of house and home so it's probably his wife's decision,’ he said.’
- ‘I followed closely, knowing that Mike might eat us out of house and home.’
- ‘She sits around complaining that we have no money and, to be perfectly honest, is eating me out of house and home.’
- ‘I bet you anything we'll eat you out of house and home.’
- ‘When I came home, Kyle and some of his friends I really didn't like were in the kitchen, eating us out of house and home as usual.’
- ‘They ate us out of house and home, we have no hamburgers left and we ran out of cheese and onion rolls, but we're famous for that.’
- ‘Some people say rude guests eat you out of house and home, but they never mention the hijacking of candles.’
- ‘Now then, is eating me out of house and home all that more entertaining than actually talking to me?’
- ‘Then there comes a time when the children grow into teenagers and you think that will eat you out of house and home, but there is light of the end of the tunnel!’
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