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.
See also: eat, salt
References in classic literature ?
It was a good lesson, however, for he learned that there were few faiths in the business world, and that even the simple, homely faith of breaking bread and eating salt counted for little in the face of a worthless brickyard and fifty thousand dollars in cash.
They bristled with unknown perils, and he gazed at them, fascinated, till their dazzle became a background across which moved a succession of forecastle pictures, wherein he and his mates sat eating salt beef with sheath-knives and fingers, or scooping thick pea-soup out of pannikins by means of battered iron spoons.
The English, who require, above everything, good living in order to be good soldiers, only eating salt meat and bad biscuit, had many invalids in their camp.
pylori colonization, cigarette smoking and eating salt and preserved foods--have previously been confirmed to contribute to the development of stomach cancer, many new cases unrelated to these risk factors are diagnosed each year.
Harry Roque also noted that the committee did not invite the poor people who have been eating salt for sustenance, referred to by a Tagalog idiom as 'nagdidildil ng asin.
As does sitting down, drinking alcohol or eating salt.
Undoubtedly there are real tragedies and starvation experienced by 42,000 people in the encircled Madaya -- where people are eating salt and tree leaves and children are dying due to hunger and cold as well the siege imposed by the oppressive regime.
Wine-free hangovers take the form of tiredness and becoming a couch sloth before eating salt and vinegar square crisps until someone is well enough to go for a McDonald's.
Eating salt your pressure DO | you know what the recommended guidelines say about daily salt intake?
The biggest misconception about sodium intake is that many people think that, by removing the salt shaker from the dinner table, they aren't eating salt," adds Schnabel.
Another tidbit: eating salt with starchy foods increases their glycemic index.
Eating salt along with that or adding salt to the liquid can help get them to drink.
As long as you're not eating salt and sugar or drinking too much plonk
Toni Cade Bambara's Velma of The Salteaters realized that her survival depended on learning "the difference between eating salt as an antidote to snakebite and turning into salt, succumbing to the serpent.
HEALTH workers are handing out herbs to stop people eating salt.