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.

“We thought that now our troubles were over; ... but we reckoned without our host.” —Macmillan's Magazine, 1887.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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