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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Driving for Rent,
in Ireland, was a summary way of recovering rent by driving cattle to a pound, and keeping them till the rent was paid, or selling them by auction.   1
        “It was determined that I and the bailiffs should go out in a body and ‘drive for rent.’”—Trench: Realities of Irish Life, chap. v.

 Drives fat Oxen (Who).Driving Pigs. 


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