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 Draft.Drag in, Neck and Crop, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Draft on Aldgate (A),
or A draft on Aldgate pump. A worthless note of hand; a fraudulent draft or money order. The pun is between draft or draught of drink, and draft a money order on a bank.   1

 Draft.Drag in, Neck and Crop, 

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