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Jack Robinson (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Jack Robinson

Before one could say Jack Robinson; a saying to express a very short time, originating from a very volatile gentleman of that appellation, who would call on his neighbours, and be gone before his name could be announced.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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