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 On dit (French).On the Shelf. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
On the Loose.
 
Dissolute (which is dis-solutus). “Living on the loose” is leading a dissolute life, or out on the spree.   1
 


 On dit (French).On the Shelf. 

 
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