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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

(T)sup?

(ˈ(t)səp)
interrog. What’s up?; What is happening?; What have you been doing? Hi! Tsup?

sup?

verb
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References in classic literature ?
Ye'll ne'er make me believe as it's better for me not to ha' my old man die in's bed, if he must die, an' ha' the parson to pray by him, an' me to sit by him, an' tell him ne'er to mind th' ill words I've gi'en him sometimes when I war angered, an' to gi' him a bit an' a sup, as long as a bit an' a sup he'd swallow.
Arrange it that we may sup alone; I want to speak to you.
His Dog availed himself of the occasion to invite a stranger Dog, a friend of his, saying, "My master gives a feast, and there is always much food remaining; come and sup with me tonight.
Such a man must not go from my court without rest or sup.
Will you not at least hie back to Bordeaux with us, that you may drain a cup of muscadine and sup at our table?