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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Out-Herod Herod (To).
 
To go beyond even Herod in violence, brutality, or extravagant language. In the old miracle plays Herod was the type of tyranny and violence, both of speech and of action.   1
 


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