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Oil the Knocker (To)


To fee the porter. The expression is from Racine, “On nʹentre point chez lui sans graisser le marteau” (“No one enters his house without oiling the knocker”). (Les Plaideurs.)

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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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Ogleby (Lord)
Ogygian Deluge
Oi Polloi
Oignement de Bretaigne (French)
Oignons dEgypte
Oil of Palms
Oil on Troubled Waters
Oil the Knocker (To)
Olaf or Olave (St.)
Old Bags
Old Blade (An)
Old Bonâ Fide
Old Boots
Old Dominion
Old England
Old Faith Men
Old Fogs