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Old 07-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
"Disraeli" of course refers to the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Although, interestingly, the phrase hasn't been found in anything that Disraeli wrote.
There's a great page on it here. It seems to have originated in the 1880s or very early 1890s, but no-one has found a definite source.
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