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 Carry Coals.Carry Fire in one Hand and Water in the other (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Carry Everything before One (To).
 
To be beyond competition; to carry off all the prizes. A military phrase. Similarly, a high wind carries everything before it.   1
 


 Carry Coals.Carry Fire in one Hand and Water in the other (To). 

 
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