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The whole tree or not a cherry on it. “Aut Cœsar aut nullus.” All in all or none at all.

“This Hospitaller seems to be one of those pragmatical knaves who must have the whole tree, or theyʹll not have a cherry on it.”

To make two bites of a cherry. To divide something too small to be worth dividing.

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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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Cheese-Toaster (A)
Cheesewring (Lynton, Devon)
Chef dŒuvre
Chemistry [kemistry]
Chemos or Chemosh [Keemosh]
Chennappa
Chenu (French)
Chequers
Cheronean [ch = k]
Cherry
Cherry Fairs
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Chery and Fair-Star
Cheshire
Chess
Chesterfield
Chestnut
Chestnut Sunday
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