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 Poorer than Irus (“Iro pauperior”).Pope 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pop the Question (To).
 
To propose or make an offer of marriage. As this important demand is supposed to be unexpected, the question is said to be popped.   1
 


 Poorer than Irus (“Iro pauperior”).Pope 

 
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