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All my Eye (and) Betty Martin

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All nonsense. Joe Miller says that a Jack Tar went into a foreign church, where he heard some one uttering these wordsAh! mihi, beaʹte Martine (Ah! [grant] me, Blessed Martin). On giving an account of his adventure, Jack said he could not make much out of it, but it seemed to him very like “All my eye and Betty Martin.” Grose has “Mihi beatæ Martinis” [sic]. The shortened phrase, “All my eye,” is very common.

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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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All cannot do all
All Fools Day (April 1st)
All Fours
All-hallown Summer
All Hallow’s Day (November 1st)
All Hallows Eve
All in all
All in the Wrong
All is lost
All is not gold that glitters or glisters
All my Eye (and) Betty Martin
All one
All-overish
All Saints
All Serene
All Souls Day
All the go
All there
All this for a Song!
All to break (Judges ix. 53)
All waters (I am for)