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Jack Sprat

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A dwarf; as if sprats were dwarf mackerels. Children, by a similar metaphor, are called small fry.

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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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