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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hip and Thigh.
 
To smite hip and thigh. To slay with great carnage. A Hebrew phrase. (German, Arm und bein.)   1
   Perhaps there may be some reference to the superstition about the os sacrum (q.v.).   2
        “And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter.”—Judges xv. 8.
 


 Hip (To).Hip! Hip! Hurrah! 

 
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