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trust no mistake

[cf. Car, trust take a chance DJE; cf. Gul. "Trust no mistakes; when a bush shakes, tear out" (Work 1919:442); also US Black (Fauset 1927:227); cf. OED trust to hope for obs.→1523; Brit. dial. Mid trust expect EDD] phr. to take no chances: 1925 Trust no mistake, for every bush will shake (Finlay 295). <Black>

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Last update: 2011-08-11 23:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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