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 Reckon (I).Recla’im (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Reckoning without your Host.
 
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.   1
        “We thought that now our troubles were over; … but we reckoned without our host.”—Macmillon’s Magazine, 1887.
 


 Reckon (I).Recla’im (2 syl.). 

 
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