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.
See also: eat, salt

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
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8 Barack Obama eats our salt and Spaniards can't seem to get enough Welsh cakes.
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And, you might not know it - because the White House doesn't believe it's good etiquette for presidents to endorse things - but Barack Obama eats our salt.