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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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You have crossed your S (French). You have cheated me in your account; you have charged me pounds where you ought to have charged shillings, or shillings where you ought to have charged pence. In the old French accounts, f (= s) stood for sous or pence, and f for francs. To cross your f meant therefore to turn it fraudulently into f.   1
 


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