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Manche (French)


Aimer mieux la manche que le bras. Cupboard love. Manche is a slang word; a gratuity given to a cicerone, cabman, or porter. It is the Italian buona mancia.

Jeter le manche apres la cognée. To throw the helve after the hatchet. To abandon what may be useful, out of caprice, because a part of what you expected has not been realised. A horse is stolen, and the man, in ill-temper, throws away saddle and bridle.

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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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