eat (one's) salt

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eat (one's) salt

To stay at someone's house. I feel bad eating Jim's salt for a week, but his house is closer to the meeting site than any hotel.
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eat someone's salt

Rur. to be someone's guest. The least you can do when you're eating someone's salt is to help them out around the house. That good-for-nothing Jim was flirting with Bill's wife at the same time he was eating Bill's salt.
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We then ate salt and pepper squid and Greek Gyros from a little caravan and the kids played in the sand.
As a matter of sober fact, if the modern steamer were less well appointed and if the crew still ate salt horse and dried peas and drank green-scummed water, we would still have buccaneers, radio and steam notwithstanding." To get the fully copy of this article sent to you, go to http://www.Facebook.com/GalaxyPress and like this page.
We ate salted beef tartare, pea salad, monkfish with salted cod mash and samphire and beef steak burger.
On Tuesday, 32 more people, who ate salted eggs, were treated in different health facilities here and neighboring Rosales and Asingan towns, according to health and local government officials.
Tomas Mayor Timoteo Villar III said 10 residents of his town were also treated last week for food poisoning after they ate salted eggs bought in Villasis.
"We ate salted noodles but that was the least of the worries.