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Clear Grit (The)


The real thing, as “champagne is … if it be but the clear grit” (Anglo-Saxon, gryt, bolted flour).

⁂ A man of grit, or clear grit, is one of decision, from whom all doubt or vacillation has been bolted out, as husks from fine flour.

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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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Clean (To)
Clean and Unclean Animals
Cleaned Out
Clear (verb)
Clear the Court
Clear the Decks
Clear (the adjective)
Clear as Crystal. Clear as Mud
Clear Day (A)
Clear Grit (The)
Clear out for Guam (To)
Clear Voice (A)
Cleared out
Clearing House
Clement (St.)
Clementina (The Lady)
Clench and Clinch