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Alibi (elsewhere)

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A plea of having been at another place at the time that an offence is alleged to have been committed.

Never mind the character, and stick to the alley bi. Nothing like an alley bi, Sammy, nothing.”—Dickens: Pickwick Papers.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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