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Re: Meaning of phrase

Posted by Lewis on January 26, 2004

In Reply to: Meaning of phrase posted by Anita on January 26, 2004

: What does it mean by 'be my guest'

nice and easy this one!

'be my guest' is the English way of saying that a person is welcome and that hospitality is extended to them. that hospitality usually involves making one's resources available - so it is used in the sense of 'help yourself' - make free with my assets.

'mi casa e su casa' (apologies for spelling) 'my home is your home' is the rule of thumb for hospitality around the world.