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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Cock-a-Hoop
 
And having routed the whole troop,
With victory was cock-a-hoop.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. Line 13.
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You’ll make a mutiny among my guests!
You will set cock-a-hoop! you’ll be the man!
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 5. (Capulet to Tybalt.) The origin of this phrase is very doubtful. See Knight’s Shakespeare.
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