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Shoulder

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Showing the cold shoulder. Receiving without cordiality some one who was once on better terms with you. (See Cold.)

The government shall be upon his shoulders (Isaiah ix. 6). The allusion is to the key slung on the shoulder of Jewish stewards on public occasions, and as a key is emblematic of government and power, the metaphor is very striking.

Straight from the shoulder. With full force. A boxing term.

“He was letting them have it straight from the shoulder.”—T. Tyrell: Lady Delmar, chap. v.

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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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