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Roasting One

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To give one a roasting. To banter him, to expose him to sharp words. Shakespeare, in Hamlet, speaks of roasting “in wrath and fire.”

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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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