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Stand the drop of York

Posted by Susan Lawn on September 03, 2007

Does anyone know the meaning/origin of the phrase "Stand the drop of York" as in, "If England wins the world cup, I'll stand the drop of York." Meaning that it is most unlikely, so you will pay the penalty if it should happen, and that you have little or no confidence in something happening.