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Rack and Manger

Housekeeping.

To lie at rack and manger.
To live at reckless expense.
When Virtue was a country maide, And had no skill to set up trade. She came up with a carrier's jade, And lay at rack and manger.

Life of Robin Goodfellow.
(1628.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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