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 Three-pair Back (Living up a).Three R’s (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Three-quarters or 3/4.
 
Rhyming slang for the neck. This certainly is a most ingenious perversion. “Three-quarters of a peck” rhymes with neck, so, in writing, an expert simply sets down 3/4. (See CHIVY.)   1
 


 Three-pair Back (Living up a).Three R’s (The). 

 
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