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Eaten out of house and home


Portrait of William ShakespeareFrom Shakespeare's Henry IV Part II, 1597:

It is more than for some, my lord; it is for all, all I have. He hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath put all my substance into that fat belly of his: but I will have some of it out again, or I will ride thee o' nights like the mare.

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