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 Give it Him (To).Give the Devil his Due. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Give the Boys a Holiday.
 
Anaxag’oras, on his death-bed, being asked what honour should be conferred upon him, replied, “Give the boys a holiday.”   1
 


 Give it Him (To).Give the Devil his Due. 

 
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