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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beggar’s Bush.
 
To go by beggar’s bush, or Go home by beggar’s bushi.e. to go to ruin. Beggar’s bush is the name of a tree which once stood on the left hand of the London road from Hunting don to Caxton; so called because it was a noted rendezvous for beggars. These punning phrases and proverbs are very common.   1
 


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