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Reculer pour Mieux Sauter

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To run back in order to give a better jump forwards; to give way a little in order to take up a stronger position.

“Where the empire sets its foot, it cannot withdraw without much loss of credit, whereas reouler pour mieux sauter must often be the most effective action in that tide of European civilisation, which is slowly, but surely, advancing into the heart of the Dark Continent.”—Nineteenth Century, December, 1892, p. 990.

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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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Rechabites
Receipt
Recipe
Reck his own Rede (To)
Reckon (I)
Reckoning without your Host
Reclaim
Recorded
Recreant
Rector
Reculer pour Mieux Sauter
Reculver
Red
Red
Red Basque Cap
Red Book
Red Book of the Exchequer (The)
Red Boots
Red-breasts
Red Button (A)
Red Cap (Mother)