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eat someone out

[cf. Trin. eat out a plate of food (Winer p.c.) and US Black "Beer Rabbit.. .et out the cheese" (Fauset 1927:237); cf. OED eat out to exhaust eatables or pasture in (a place), also colloq. eat someone out of house and home] v. phr. to eat up all the food in someone else's house. (Black)

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Last update: 2010-09-18 19:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Cartishka Leary:
Victoria Brown, age 64 and is from the island of Eleuthera the term eat someone out simply means for someone else to come into your home and everything they see would get eat before they leave your home and it goes with the term eat me out of house and home.
Added at: 2014-03-13 04:40