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Boustrap'a

Napoleon III. The word is compounded of the first syllables Bou -logne, Stra -sbourg, Pa -ris, and alludes to his escapades in 1836 and 1840.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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