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Box and Cox


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Used to refer to an arrangement whereby people or things make use of the same accommodation or facilities at different times, according to a strict arrangement. The expression comes from the title of a play (1847) by J. M. Morton, in which two characters, John Box and James Cox, unknowingly become tenants of the same room.

Subjects: Literature.


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