at rack and manger

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at rack and manger

Extravagantly or lavishly. We've been living at rack and manger ever since my husband got that big raise.
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at rack and manger

amid abundance or plenty.
A rack is a frame in which hay is placed, and a manger also holds food for horses. The use of rack and manger together dates from the late 14th century in both literal and figurative senses.
See also: and, manger, rack