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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grief.
 
To come to grief. To be ruined; to fail in business. As lots of money is the fulness of joy, so the want of it is the grief of griefs. The Americans call the dollar “almighty.”   1
 


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