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Horse Protestant

As good a Protestant as Oliver Cromwell's horse. This expression arises in a comparison made by Cromwell respecting some person who had less discernment than his horse in the moot points of the Protestant controversy.

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