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Rhodian Bully

(The). The colossus of Rhodes.

Yet fain wouldst thou the crouching world bestride
Just like the Rhodian bully o'er the tide.

Peter Pindar: The Lusiad, canto 2.

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