Ghost-at-the-feast meaning

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