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Lift

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To have one at a lift is to have one in your power. When a wrestler has his antagonist in his hands and lifts him from the ground, he has him “at a lift,” or in his power.

“‘Sirra,ʹ says he, ‘I have you at a lift.

Now you are come unto your latest shift.ʹ”


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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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Lien
Liesse
Lieutenant (pronounce lef-ten-unt)
Life
Life-boat (A)
Life-buoy (A)
Life-Guards
Life Policy (A)
Life Preserver (A)
Lift
Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.)
Lift up the Heel against Me (To)
Lift up the Voice (To)
Lifted up
Lifter
Lifting (The)
Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger
Ligan
Light
Light