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Purple (Promotion to the)

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Promotion to the rank of cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.

“Dr. Moran’s promotion to the purple is certain.”—Newspaper paragraph.

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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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Punjab [five rivers]
Pup
Purbeck (Dorsetshire)
Purgatory
Puritani (I)
Puritans
Purkinge’s Figures
Purler (A)
Purlieu
Purple (blue and red)
Purple (Promotion to the)
Purpure [purple]
Pursy, Pursiness
Pururavas and Urvasi
Puseyite
Puss
Puss in Boots [Le Chat Botté]
Put
Put the Cart before the Horse
Put up the Shutters (To)
Putney and Mortlake Race