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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Make Bricks without Straw (To).
To attempt to do something without having the necessary material supplied. The allusion is to the Israelites’ in Egypt, who were commanded by their taskmasters so to do. (Exodus v. 7.)   1

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