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Rod in Pickle (A)

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A scolding in store. The rod is laid in pickle to keep it ready for use.

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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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Rock
Rock ahead (A)
Rock Cork
Rock Crystal
Rock Day
Rococo
Rococo Architecture
Rococo Jewellery
Rod
Rod-men
Rod in Pickle (A)
Roderick
Roderick Random
Roderigo
Rodhaver
Rodilardus
Rodolpho (Count)
Rodomont
Rodomontade
Rodrigo [Rod-ree-go] or Roderick
Rogation Days