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Quotation by Shakespeare
If I can catch him once upon the hip,
I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3, l. 46-7.
To "have one on the hip," or capable of being overthrown, is a proverbial phrase, from wrestling.
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