Ghost-at-the-feast definition

(idiomatic) A presence that mars one's enjoyment by causing guilt or reviving unwelcome memories.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ghost-at-the-feast - spectre-at-the-feast

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ghost-at-the-feast
Plural:
ghosts at the feast

Origin of ghost-at-the-feast

  • After Banquo in Shakespeare's Macbeth (1606); Macbeth murders Banquo, whose ghost subsequently appears at a feast, unseen by all but Macbeth.

    From Wiktionary