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Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
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break a butterfly on a wheel employ disproportionate force in the achievement of an aim; the wheel here is one

Reference Entry.  142 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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