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What does he hath eaten you out of house and home mean?

Caroline Campbell

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Samantha Barber on June 6, 2019

This is an error of appointment. The words "you" and "me" are not interchangeable, as you can clearly see in the phrase "I would like to see my wages paid to you." as opposed to "I would like to see my wages paid to me." The correct quotation is "he hath eaten me out of house and home." Mrs. Quickly, in the work of Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, is an innkeeper that carry the unfortunate guest of Sir John Falstaff, who never pays their bill. He is very fat and eats like a horse, so that he is bankrupt of it, that is what it means when he says this.

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