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 Give and Take (policy).Give the Boys a Holiday. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Give it Him (To).
 
To scold or thrash a person. As “I gave it him right and left.” “I’ll give it you when I catch you.” An elliptical phrase, dare pænam. “Give it him well.”   1
 


 Give and Take (policy).Give the Boys a Holiday. 

 
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