eat (one) out of house and home

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eat (one) out of house and home

To eat large quantities of one's food. This phrase is usually used hyperbolically. Kim may be tiny, but she has a big appetite, so don't be surprised if she eats you out of house and home.
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eat someone out of house and home

Fig. to eat everything that someone has in the house. That huge dog is eating us out of house and home. The entire football team came over and ate poor Sally out of house and home.
See also: and, eat, home, house, of, out