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