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Hung for a sheep as a lamb..

Posted by R. Berg on September 05, 2002

In Reply to: Hung for a sheep as a lamb.. posted by Withnail on September 05, 2002

: anyone know?

The Oxford English Dictionary has a quotation from Richardson, "Clarissa" : "In for the lamb, as the saying is, in for the sheep." The saying must be older; I don't know by how much.