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Lombard Street to a China Orange

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Long odds. Lombard Street, London, is the centre of great banking and mercantile transactions. To stake the Bank of England against a common orange is to stake what is of untold value against a mere trifle.

“‘It is Lombard Street to a China orange,ʹ quoth Uncle Jack.”—Bulwer Lytton: The Caxtons.

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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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Logris, Locris
Loins
Loki
Loki’s Three Children
Lokmân
Lollards
Lollop
Lollypops
Lombard (A)
Lombard Fever
Lombard Street to a China Orange
Lombardic
London
London Bridge built on Woolpacks
London Stone
Long Chalk (A) or Long Chalks
Long Dozen (A)
Long-headed
Long Home
Long Lane
Long Meg of Westminster