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Out-Herod Herod (To)


To go beyond even Herod in violence, brutality, or extravagant language. In the old miracle plays Herod was the type of tyranny and violence, both of speech and of action.

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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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Oswald’s Well
Othello (in Shakespeare’s tragedy so called)
Othello’s Occupation’s Gone (Shakespeare)
Other Day (The)
Othman, Osman, or Othoman
Otium cum Dig. [dignitate]
OTrigger (Sir Lucius)
Oui (French for “yes”)
Out-Herod Herod (To)
Out and Out
Out in the Fifteen—i.e
Out in the Forty-five—i.e
Out of Harness
Out of Pocket
Out of Sorts
Out of the Wood
Outis (Greek, nobody)
Outrun the Constable