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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue-apron Statesman (A).
 
A lay politician, a tradesman who interferes with the affairs of the nation. The reference is to the blue apron once worn by almost all tradesmen, but now restricted to butchers, poulterers, fishmongers, and so on.   1
 


 Blue (A),Blue Beans. 

 
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