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 Coach (A).Coach-and-pair (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Coach-and-four (or Coach-and-six).
It is said one may drive a coach-and-four through an Act of Parliament, i.e. lawyers can always find for their clients some loophole of escape.   1
        “It is easy to drive a coach-and-four through wills, and settlements, and legal things.”—H. R. Haggard.
        “[Rice] was often heard to say … that he would drive a coach and six horses through the Act of Settlement.”—Welwood.

 Coach (A).Coach-and-pair (A). 


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