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 Fighting Prelate.Fighting with Gloves on. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fighting the Tiger.
 
Gaming is so called in the United States of America.   1
        “After seeing ‘fighting the tiger,’ as gaming is styled in the United States, I have arrived at the conclusion that gaming is more fairly carried on in the Monte Carlo casino than in any American gaming-house.”—The Nineteenth Century, Feb., 1890, p. 249.
 


 Fighting Prelate.Fighting with Gloves on. 

 
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