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 Life Preserver (A).Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lift.
 
To have one at a lift is to have one in your power. When a wrestler has his antagonist in his hands and lifts him from the ground, he has him “at a lift,” or in his power.   1
       
“‘Sirra,’ says he, ‘I have you at a lift.
Now you are come unto your latest shift.’”
       
Percy: Reliques: Gay and Amarant.
 


 Life Preserver (A).Lift not up your Horn on High. (Psalm lxxv. 5.) 

 
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