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Pair Off

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When two members of Parliament, or two opposing electors, agree to absent themselves, and not to vote, so that one neutralises the vote of the other. The Whips generally find the pairs for members.

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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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Page (Mr. and Mrs.)
Pagoda
Paint
Paint the Lion (To)
Painter
Painter of the Graces
Painter of Nature
Painters and Artists
Painting
Pair Off
Paishdadian Dynasty
Paix
Pal (A)
Palaee
Paladin
Palæmon
Palais des Thermes
Palamedēs of Lombardy
Palamon and Arcite
Palatinate