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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cracked.
 
Made a bankrupt. A play on “rupt,” which is from the Latin rumpo, to break.   1
 


 Crack Up a Person (To).Cracked Pipkins. 

 
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