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 Cousin Jack.Coûte que Coûte (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cousin Michael (or Michel).
 
The Germans are so called. Michel, in Old German, means “gross,” cousin Michel is meant to indicate a slow, heavy, simple, unrefined, coarse-feeding people.   1
 


 Cousin Jack.Coûte que Coûte (French). 

 
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