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 Cock of the Walk.Cock apace. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cock-a-hoop
 
or Cock-a-houp. To sit cock-a-houp. Boastful, defiant, like a game cock with his houpe or crest erect; eagerly expectant. (French, coq à huppe.)   1
       
“And having routed a whole troop,
With victory was cock-a-hoop.”
       
Butler: Hudibras, i. 3.
 


 Cock of the Walk.Cock apace. 

 
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