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Beggar’s Bush

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To go by beggar’s bush, or Go home by beggar’s bushi.e. to go to ruin. Beggar’s bush is the name of a tree which once stood on the left hand of the London road from Hunting don to Caxton; so called because it was a noted rendezvous for beggars. These punning phrases and proverbs are 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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