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 Nip (A).Nip-cheese or Nip-farthing. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nip in the Bud.
 
Destroy before it has developed. “Nip sin in the bud;” Latin, “Obsta principiis,” “Venienti occurite morbo.” “Resist beginnings.”   1
 


 Nip (A).Nip-cheese or Nip-farthing. 

 
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