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.