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Reckoning without your Host

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To guess what your expenses at an hotel will be before the bill has been delivered; to enter upon an enterprise without knowing the cost.

We thought that now our troubles were over; … but we reckoned without our host.”—Macmillon’s Magazine, 1887.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Rebeccaites
Rebellion (The)
Rebus (Latin, with things)
Reception (To get a)
Rechabites
Receipt
Recipe
Reck his own Rede (To)
Reckon (I)
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Reclaim
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Recreant
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