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 Reader.Ready-to-Halt. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ready (The).
 
An elliptical expression for ready-money. Goldsmith says, “Æs in presenti perfectum format” (“Ready-money makes a man perfect”). (Elon Latin Grammar.)   1
        “Lord Strut was not very flush in the ‘ready.’”—Dr. Arbuthnot.
 


 Reader.Ready-to-Halt. 

 
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