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“This may be play to you, ʹtis death to us.” The allusion is to the fable of the boys throwing stones at some frogs. (Roger LʹEstrange.)

As good as a play. So said King Charles when he attended the discussion of Lord Ross’s “Divorce Bill.”

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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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Platform
Plato
Plato and the Bees
Plato’s Year
Platonic Bodies
Platonic Love
Platonic Puritan (The)
Platonism
Platter with Two Eyes (A)
Play
Play the Deuce
Played Out
Playing to the Gods
Please the Pigs
Pleased as Punch
Pleasure
Plebeians
Plebiscite
Pledge
Pleiades