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 Coup d’Œil (French).Coup de Soleil (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coup de Pied de l’Ane (kick from the ass’s foot).
 
A blow given to a vanquished or fallen man; a cowardly blow; an insult offered to one who has not the power of returning or avenging it. The allusion is to the fable of the sick lion kicked by the ass. (French.)   1
 


 Coup d’Œil (French).Coup de Soleil (French). 

 
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