Posted by Smokey Stover on August 29, 2004
In Reply to: I'll see myself out posted by ESC on August 29, 2004
: : I heard "i'll see myself out" somewhere and somehow.
: : What can that mean besides "to escort" or "to outlive someone"?
: I only know the literal meaning. A person is leaving and says, "I'll see myself out." He or she is saying that the host doesn't have to walk him to the door.
Does anyone say that anymore? Does anyone every say, these days, I'll see you out? Or, the butler will see you out? Jeeves, see Mr. Redface out. But the expression is very common in old books and movies. Nora, see the man to the door. Of course, if your mansion was very large, and you were conversing in the library, deep in the bowels of the house, you might very well wish to do your guest the courtesy of "seeing" him through the maze between here and the front door. SS