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Cup Tosser

A juggler (French, joueur de gobelet). The old symbol for a juggler was a goblet. The phrase and symbol are derived from the practice of jugglers who toss in the air, twist on a stick, and play all sorts of tricks with goblets or cups.

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