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Round Sum

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A good round sum. A large sum of money. Shakespeare says the Justice has a “big round belly, with good capon lined;” and the notion of puffed out or bloated is evidently the idea of Shylock when he says to Bassaʹnio, “ʹTis a good round sum.”

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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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