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 Au Fait (French).Au Pied de la Lettre (French). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Au Grand Sérieux (French).
In sober earnest.   1
        “We are not asked to take these narratives au grand sérieux. They are rather sketches of the past, illustrating what could have been done, and may be done again by women … .”—Notes and Queries (Notes on Books, June 10, 1893, p. 459).

 Au Fait (French).Au Pied de la Lettre (French). 

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