eat salt

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.
See also: eat, salt
References in classic literature ?
After I had begun to eat some I gave some to my man, who seemed very glad of it, and liked it very well; but that which was strangest to him was to see me eat salt with it.
He had a distinct recollection of having once consented to eat salt butter, and he had, moreover, on an occasion of sudden sickness in the house, so far forgotten himself as to carry a coal-scuttle up to the second floor.
She went on to further qualify her pro-salt stance by specifying that people wanting to eat salt also need good kidneys.
The court heard that starving Daniel was forced to scavenge for scraps in bins and was made to eat salt if he was caught taking food.
It is traditional to eat salt, meat and peas on that day.
He added that the Congress may tell people not to eat salt or ban the eating of Amul butter and milk as these were produced in Gujarat.
The prosecution allege he was forced to eat salt by the Gays, who also handled him "inappropriately" by shaking him, or banging his head against a mattress.
Ian Gay and his wife Angela were each jailed for five years earlier this month for killing the three year-old after forcing him to eat salt.
Numidian nomads and certain Bedouins who feed on fish and roasted meat never eat salt with food.
EVEN though Daniel was starved, beaten and forced to eat salt in the months before he died, his last few days were even more agonising.
We grew up on tales of how kids in those ages were deprived of food, locked out of the house all night, made to eat salt for lying .
Many of us eat salt in food throughout the day so if you get more than two doses in one meal and add that to what you've been eating the rest of the day - that can be seriously harmful," she said.
Home Office pathologist Dr Peter Acland told the retrial that he believed there was no evidence Christian was forced to eat salt.
I would never eat salt and vinegar crisps or chocolate ice-cream, for instance, so that's what I buy for the family.
It's fine to eat salt in moderation if you crave it and don't have high blood pressure,' says Julia.