I just got into an argument with someone at work about what it means to live off the fat of the land.
Context: I said I was done with this whole thing and was going to quit my job, sell my house, move to a little plot of land on a mountaintop and live off the fat of the land. Even though I suspect that means I’d have to give up lots of stuff, like electricity and chocolate and pedicures, it would be worth it. She said, “Yeah, and you’d have to eat rabbits.”
I don’t think so. Although I don’t really know what it means to live off the fat of the land, I’m pretty sure you don’t have to eat rabbits. Where do the rabbits even come from, in this living-off-the-fat-of-the-land scenario, anyway? And where is the land fat such that I could live off it?
But if I have to eat rabbits to live off the fat of the land, then that’s a deal-breaker.