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Measure One’s Length on the Ground (To)

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To fall flat on the ground; to be knocked down.

“If you will measure your lubber’s length, tarry.”—Shakespeare: King Lear, i. 4.

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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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