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Rope a dope

Posted by ESC on February 19, 2004

In Reply to: Rope a dope posted by joel on February 19, 2004

: "rope a dope"
: do any of you guys know of the origin of this one? It is a new one on me. Thanks--Joel

It was a Muhammad Ali boxing tactic. But I don't know if he coined the phrase.