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Drives fat Oxen

(Who). Brook, in his Gustavus Vasa, says: “Who rules o'er freemen should himself be free,” which Dr. Johnson parodied thus: “Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.” (Boswell's Life, year 1784.)

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