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 All there.All to break (Judges ix. 53). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
All this for a Song!
 
The exclamation of Burleigh, when Queen Elizabeth ordered him to give £100 to Spenser for a royal gratuity.   1
 


 All there.All to break (Judges ix. 53). 

 
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