Reference Entry

strain

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
strain

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strain at a gnat make a difficulty about accepting something trivial; with allusion to Matthew 23:24 ‘Ye…strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.’...

Reference Entry.  36 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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