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Touch Bottom (To)

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To know the worst. A sea-phrase.

“It is much better for the ministry to touch bottom at once and know the whole truth, than to remain any longer in suspense.”—Newspaper paragraph, January, 1886.

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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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Torture
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Totem Pole (A)
Totemism
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Touch
Touch At (To)
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Touch and Go (A)
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