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Men in Buckram

Hypothetical men existing only in the brain of the imaginer. The allusion is to the vaunting tale of Falstaff to Prince Henry. (Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 4.)

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