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 Bairam (3 syl.).Bait. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Baisser.
 
Il semble qu’il n’y a qu’à se baisser et en prendre (French). One would think he has only to pick and choose. Said of a person who fancies that fortune will fall into his lap, without his stirring. Literally, “to stoop down and pick up what he wants.”   1
 


 Bairam (3 syl.).Bait. 

 
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