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 Enter a House right Foot fore most (Petronius).Enthu’siast 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Entering Short.
When bills are paid into a banker’s hands to receive the amount when due, it is called “entering them short.” In this case, if the banker fails, the assignees must give them up. Bills in the hands of factors may be so entered.   1

 Enter a House right Foot fore most (Petronius).Enthu’siast 


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