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cobbler let the cobbler stick to his last people should only concern themselves with things they know something about (the cobbler's last is a shoemaker's model for shaping or repairing a shoe or boot). The saying, recorded in English from the mid 16th century, is a translation of Latin ne sutor ultra crepidam, attributed by Pliny originally to the Greek artist Apelles (fl. 325 bc) when a cobbler criticized not just his representation of a shoe, but also the rest of the picture.
the cobbler to his last and the gunner to his linstock a fanciful extension of let the cobbler stick to his last. The gunner's linstock was a long pole used to hold a match for firing a cannon. The saying is recorded from the mid 18th century.

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cob·bler / ˈkäblər/ • n. 1. a person who mends shoes as a job. 2. an iced drink made with wine or sherry, sugar, and lemon. 3. a fruit pie with a rich crust on top.

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cobbler
1. Sweetened cold drink made from fruit with wine or liqueur and ice.

2. Meat or fruit dishes topped with scone rounds.

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cobbler XIII. of unkn. orig.
Hence cobble2 vb. mend roughly, patch up XV.

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