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 Rebus (Latin, with things).Re’chabites (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Reception (To get a),
 
in theatrical language means to be welcomed with applause from the front, when you make your first appearance for the night. This signifies that the audience recognises your established reputation.   1
 


 Rebus (Latin, with things).Re’chabites (3 syl.). 

 
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