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 One Step from the Sublime to the Ridiculous.One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
One too Many for Him (I was).
 
I outwitted him; or “One too much for you.”   1
        “You have lost, old fellow; I was one too much for you.”—Gaboriau: The Mystery of Orcival, chap. x.
 


 One Step from the Sublime to the Ridiculous.One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin. 

 
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