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cock-a-hoop

cock-a-hoop extremely and obviously pleased, especially about a triumph or success; the expression dates from the mid 17th century, and comes from the phrase set cock a hoop, of unknown origin, apparently denoting the action of turning on the tap and allowing liquor to flow (prior to a drinking session).

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cock-a-hoop

cock-a-hoop orig. in phr. set cock a hoop denoting some action preliminary to hard drinking. XVI. of unkn. orig.

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cock-a-hoop

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