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Brosier

Eating one out of house and home. At Eton, when a dame keeps an unusually bad table, the boys agree together on a day to eat, pocket, or waste everything eatable in the house. The censure is well understood, and the hint is generally effective. (Greek, broso, to eat.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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