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 Fool in his Sleeve.Fools. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fool or Physician at Forty.
 
Plutarch tells us that Tiberius said “Every man is a fool or his own physician at forty.” (Treatise on the Preservation of Health.)   1
 


 Fool in his Sleeve.Fools. 

 
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