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Good Wine needs no Bush


It was customary to hang out ivy, boughs of trees, flowers, etc., at public houses to notify to travellers thatgood cheer” might be had within.

“Some ale-houses upon the road I saw,

And some with bushes showing they wine did draw.”

Poor Robin’s Perambulations (1678).

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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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Good Hater (A)
Good Lady (The)
Good Neighbours
Good Regent
Good Samaritan
Good Time
Good Turn (To do a)
Good and All (For)
Good as Gold
Good for Anything
Good Wine needs no Bush
Goodfellow (Robin)
Goodluck’s Close (Norfolk)
Goodman, or St. Gutman
Goodman of Ballengeich
Goodman’s Croft
Goodman’s Fields
Goodwin Sands
Goodwood Races