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A Roland for their Oliver

Posted by Bill Price on July 25, 2005

"We gave them a Roland for their Oliver"; this phrase I've read a number of times and I believe it meant they gave a good fight for the one they received. Used like this; It was a short but hot engagement and we gave them a Roland for their Oliver". I'd like to know where this phrase came from and why.