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Reception (To get a)

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in theatrical language means to be welcomed with applause from the front, when you make your first appearance for the night. This signifies that the audience recognises your established reputation.

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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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Ready-to-Halt
Real Jam
Real Presence
Rear-mouse or Rere-mouse
Reason
Rebecca
Rebeccaites
Rebellion (The)
Rebus (Latin, with things)
Reception (To get a)
Rechabites
Receipt
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Reckon (I)
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Recreant
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