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O. P. Riot (Old Price Riot)

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When the new Covent Garden theatre was opened in 1809, the charges of admission were increased; but night after night for three months a throng crowded the pit, shouting “O. P.” (old prices); much damage was done, and the manager was obliged at last to give way.

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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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Nyʹse (2 syl.)
O
O
O
O
O.H.M.S
O.K
O. P. Riot (Old Price Riot)
O tempora! O morēs!
O Yes! O Yes! O Yes!
Oaf
Oak
Oak and Ash
Oak-tree
Oaks (The)
Oaks Famous in Story
Oakum
Oannes