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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kiss the Rod (To).
 
To submit to punishment or misfortune meekly and without murmuring.   1
 


 Kiss the Mistress (To).Kiss behind the Garden Gate (A). 

 
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