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 Oui (French for “yes”).Out-Herod Herod (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Out.
 
Out of God’s blessing into the warm sun. One of Ray’s proverbs, meaning from good to less good. “Ab equis ad asinos.” When the king says to Hamlet “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?” the prince answers, “No, my lord, I am too much i’ the sun,” meaning, “I have lost God’s blessing, for too much of the sun”—i.e. this far inferior state.   1
       
“Thou out of heaven’s benediction comest
To the warm sun.”
       
Shakespeare: King Lear, ii. 2.
   To have it out. To contest either physically or verbally with another to the utmost of one’s ability; as, “I mean to have it out with him one of these days;” “I had it out with him”—i.e. “I spoke my mind freely and without reserve.” The idea is that of letting loose pent-up disapprobation.   2
 


 Oui (French for “yes”).Out-Herod Herod (To). 

 
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