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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