eat someone out of house and home
From Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2
- (idiomatic) To consume so much of someone's store of food that little or none is left for the owner.
- c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, Continuing to His Death, and Coronation of Henrie the Fift. With the Humours of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and Swaggering Pistoll. As It hath been Sundrie Times Publikely Acted by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine His Seruants, quarto edition, London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895, [Act II, scene i]:
- [H]e hath eaten me out of houſe and home, he hath put all my ſubſtance into that fat belly of his, but I will haue ſome of it out againe, or I will ride thee a nights like the mare.