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 Carry Fire in one Hand and Water in the other (To).Carry Out (To) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Carry One’s Point (To).
 
To succeed in one’s aim. Candidates in Rome were balloted for, and the votes were marked on a tablet by points. Hence, omne punctum ferre meant “to be carried nem. con.,” or to gain every vote; and “to carry one’s point” is to carry off the points at which one aimed.   1
 


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