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 Crop Up (or) Out.Croquemitaine [croak-mit-tain], 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cropper.
 
He came a cropper. He fell head over heels. To get a cropper. To get a bad fall. “Neck and crop” means altogether, and to “come a cropper” is to come to the ground neck and crop.   1
 


 Crop Up (or) Out.Croquemitaine [croak-mit-tain], 

 
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