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sup with Sir Thomas Gresham

To go without food. Sir Thomas Gresham founded the Royal Exchange in London, which the poor often visited. A: "Why are you so hungry? Didn't you eat dinner?" B: "No, I got stuck in a meeting, so I supped with Sir Thomas Gresham."
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He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon.

Prov. If you have dealings with dangerous people, you must be careful that they do not harm you. If you're going to hang out with that disreputable bunch of people, keep in mind that he who sups with the devil should have a long spoon.
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sup (or dine) with the devil

have dealings with a cunning or malevolent person.
The proverb he who sups with the devil should have a long spoon is used especially to urge someone dealing with a person of this type to take care.
See also: devil, sup


interrog. What’s up?; What is happening?; What have you been doing? Hi! Tsup?


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The irony is that when the supes voted to kill the cross, they said they were saving the taxpayers' money -- never mind that changing the insignia on every county vehicle, form, letterhead, etc.
This is especially true because the supes will be evaluating the counsel's report for the next two weeks, before voting on a package of openness requirements for the CEO-ocracy.
The county's study seems like little more than a way for the supes to pretend they are really considering all the options.
Instead of wasting $200,000 studying construction options, the supes should spend some time studying the real - and long ignored - problems of Los Angeles County.
If the county supes want to help District Attorney Steve Cooley and county Assessor Rick Auerbach fight term limits, they should do it on their own dime and not ask the taxpayers to pay for the legal battle.
Not even in the room where the supes voted to ban the cross-laden seal have they been able to make it disappear.
A miracle, or just a fitting example of how the censorious supes can't get anything right?
In their customary contempt for public opinion, the supes arrived at their conclusion in executive session, i.
In September, the supes went into a closed session meetings twice to talk about something mysteriously billed as ``anticipated litigation,'' but was actually about the recommendation to shut down the trauma unit at the troubled Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center.
Here's why: Just hours after the second meeting, the supes held a press conference announcing their support for closing the trauma unit.