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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Once father took advantage of a lull and asked him to say something; but Ernest shrugged his shoulders and with an "I have nothing to say" went on eating salted almonds.
According to Haitian folklore, one way zombies can be liberated from their living death is by eating salt. People who suddenly receive terrible news are also given salt, in coffee for example, to help ward off the sezisman, the shock so that we are able to pick ourselves up and keep moving.
30 MINUTES Arteries harden after eating salt Salt can stiffen arteries in just half an hour, impairing their ability to pump blood.
30 MINUTES Arteries harden after eating salt Salt can stiffen arteries in just half an hour, impairing their ability to pump blood, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports.
Eating salt with food has always been central to our experience.
Imagine eating salt that is not salty, salt that is wet or syrupy, even worse some coarse, grainy particles pretending to be salt?
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.'
"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." A large number of Madaya's inhabitants have lost their lives due to severe malnutrition -- mostly of them elderly and children, he confirmed.
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?
In "eating salt together" the two virtuous friends can discuss what is good and how to become virtuous; Aristotle thinks it is the one of the most important activities, to study to know what is good.