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 Measure for Measure (Shakespeare).Measure Other People’s Corn. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Measure One’s Length on the Ground (To).
 
To fall flat on the ground; to be knocked down.   1
        “If you will measure your lubber’s length, tarry.”—Shakespeare: King Lear, i. 4.
 


 Measure for Measure (Shakespeare).Measure Other People’s Corn. 

 
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