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Meal or Malt (In)

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In meal or in malt. Directly or indirectly; some sort of subsidy. If much money passes through the hand, some profit will be sure to accrue either “in meal or in malt.”

“When other interests in the country (as the cotton trade, the iron trade, and the coal trade) had been depressed, the Government had not been called upon for assistance in meal and malt.”—Sir William Harcourt: On Agricultural Depression, 13th April, 1894.

He must pay either in meal or malt. In one way_or another. A certain percentage of meal or malt is the miller’s perquisite.


“If they [the Tories] wish to get the working-class vote, they have got to pay for it either in meal or in malt.”—Nineteenth Century, August. 1892, p. 344.

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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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