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Jerusalem Pony

A needy clergyman or minister, who renders temporary aid to his brother ministers for hire; so called in humersome discourtesy. The Jerusalem pony is a large species of donkey.

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