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 Niord.Nip in the Bud. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nip (A).
 
As a “nip of whisky,” a “nip of brandy,” “just a nip.” A nipperkin was a small measure. (Dutch, nippen, a sip.)   1
 


 Niord.Nip in the Bud. 

 
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