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 Measure One’s Length on the Ground (To).Meat, Bread. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Measure Other People’s Corn.
To measure other people’s corn by one’s own bushel. To judge of others by oneself. In French, “Mesurer les autres à son aune;” in Latin, “Alios suo modulo metri.   1

 Measure One’s Length on the Ground (To).Meat, Bread. 

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