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吃大户chī dà hù
to eat at the great households/ A term that refers to peasants who got together and went to the rich households for food or to force them to share their wealth and grains during famine in old China, now refers to letting the person with more money pay for the meal; eating at the expense of the rich.
Upon hearing that he had become rich overnight, his friends decided to eat at his expense first.

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