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 Benjamin.Benjamin’s Mess. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ben’jamin.
 
A smart overcoat; so called from a tailor of the name, and rendered popular by its association with Joseph’s “coat of many colours.”   1
 


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