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Lees

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There are lees to every wine. The best things have some defect. A French proverb.

“Doubt is the lees of thought.”


Boker: Doubt, etc., i. 11.

Settling on the lees. Making the best of a bad job; settling down on what is left, after having squandered the main part of one’s fortune.

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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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