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In the gift of (of a Church living or official appointment) in the power of (someone) to award.

never look a gift horse in the mouth warning against questioning the quality or use of a lucky chance or gift; referring to the fact that it is by a horse's teeth that its age is judged. The saying is recorded from the early 16th century.

See also fear the Greeks bearing gifts, Greek gift, seven gifts of the holy spirit, the gift of tongues

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