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John-a-Droynes

A foolish character in Whetstone's Promos and Cassandra (1578). Being seized by informers, he stands dazed, and suffers himself to be quietly cheated out of his money.

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