Pride and Prejudice

Quote Mr. Bennet's sarcastic dialogue with Collins. Explain its purpose.

Chapter 22 page 92

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``But is there not danger of Lady Catherine's disapprobation here, my good sir? -- You had better neglect your relations, than run the risk of offending your patroness.''

Mr. Bennet is all paranoid about Collins angering his rich old lady that gives him money. He sarcastically hints that he shouldn't return to Longhorn with no money!