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On the Shelf

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Passé, no longer popular, one of the “has-beens.” The reference is not to pawns laid on the shelf, but to books no longer read, and clothes no longer worn, laid by on the shelf.

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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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Omega
Omens
Omeyinger Saga
Omnibus
Omnium (Latin, of all)
Omnium Gatherum
Omorca
Omphale
On dit (French)
On the Loose
On the Shelf
One-horse System (A)
One - horse Universities
One Step from the Sublime to the Ridiculous
One too Many for Him (I was)
One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin
Onion Pennies
Only (The)
Onslow
Onus (Latin)
Onus Probandi