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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Go through Fire and Water to serve you.
 
Do anything even at personal cost and inconvenience. The reference is to the ancient ordeals by fire and water. Those condemned to these ordeals might employ a substitute.   1
 


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