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Cupboard Love

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Love from interested motives. The allusion is to the love of children to some indulgent person who gives them something nice from her cupboard.

“Cupboard love is seldom true.”—Poor Robin.

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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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Cunstance
Cuntur
Cup
Cup
Cup Tosser
Cup of Vows (The)
Cups
Cupar
Cupar Justice
Cupboard Love
Cupid
Cupid and Psyche
Cupid’s Golden Arrow
Cupidon (Le jeune)
Cur
Curate
Curé de Meudon
Curetes
Curfew Bell
Curmudgeon