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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Roasting One.
 
To give one a roasting. To banter him, to expose him to sharp words. Shakespeare, in Hamlet, speaks of roasting “in wrath and fire.”   1
 


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