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 Smart Money.Smec (in Hudibras). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Smash.
 
Come to smash—to ruin. Smashed to pieces, broken to atoms. Smash is a corruption of mash; Latin, mastico, to bite to pieces. (See SLOPE.)   1
        “I have a great mind to … let social position go to smash.”—Eggleston: Faith Doctor, p. 63.
 


 Smart Money.Smec (in Hudibras). 

 
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