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reckon without (one's) host

To plan without taking into account all the necessary or important factors or people. It was originally used to describe one who did not consult one's host, such as an innkeeper, when calculating one's lodging expenses. A: "You made plans for Mother's Day without even asking your mom what she wants to do?" B: "I know, I really reckoned without my host on that one."
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a (whole) host of (something)

A very large number or collection of people or things. While this scandal was certainly the final nail in his coffin, the candidate had a whole host of campaign issues that made his election problematic. While it's been receiving positive reviews from critics, there's a host of fans of the series who are upset with the way the film turned out.
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Drivers that will shape the market for hosted services.
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We see continued adoption of converged telecommunications and data technologies, and our Hosted PBX VoIP product offers an affordable solution that provides enhanced features and functionality which cannot be realized with legacy systems," said Jim Masterson, chief executive officer and president of LightEdge Solutions.
Interland's efforts to concentrate on meaningful metrics such as actual revenues rather than URLs hosted and number of customers served leads me to believe that management understands a financially viable business must rely on revenues earned," said Jarad Carleton, Frost & Sullivan senior industry analyst.