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Thread #151087   Message #3526493
Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-Jun-13 - 03:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Sorry, Dick. 'best of the deal' is a very loose idiom over this side of the pond. That's just my unfortunate choice of language. 'Comes off best' would have been a more accurate description.