Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Lining of the Pocket.

 Lingua Franca.Linnæan System. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lining of the Pocket.
Money.   1
“My money is spent: Can I be content
With pockets deprived of their lining?”
The Lady’s Decoy, or Man Miducife’s Defence, 1738, p. 4.
   When the great court tailor wished to obtain the patronage of Beau Brummel, he made him a present of a dress-coat lined with bank-notes. Brummel wrote a letter of thanks, stating that he quite approved of the coat, and he especially admired the lining.   2

 Lingua Franca.Linnæan System. 


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