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Beside the Cushion

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Beside the question; not to the point; not pertinent to the matter in hand. French, hors de propos; Latin, nihil and rhombum. It was Judge Jeffreys who used the phrase, “Besides [sic] the cushion.”

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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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