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Conjuring Cap

I must put on my conjuring cap- i.e. your question requires deliberate thought, and I must reflect on it. Eric XIV., King of Sweden, was a great admirer of magic, and had an “enchanted cap” made, either to keep his head warm or for mystification. He pretended to have power over the elements; and when a storm arose, his subjects used to say “The king has got on his conjuring cap.”

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