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“To suckle fools and chronicle small beer.” (Iago in the play of Othello, ii. 1.)

He does not think small beer of himself. He has a very good opinion of number one.

“To express her self-esteem [it might be said] that she did not think small beer of herself.”—De Quincey: Historical Essays.

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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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Slug-abed (A)
Slumland
Slums
Sly (Christopher)
Sly-Boots
Sly Dog
Sly as a Fox
Slyme (Chevy)
Small
Small-back
Small Beer
Small-endians
Small Hours of the Morning (The)
Smalls
Smart Money
Smash
Smec (in Hudibras)
Smectymnuans
Smectymnus
Smell (an acute sense)
Smell a Rat (To)

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