Boyle Roche Quote

Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud.


As quoted in: Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: N to Raz (1902) by John Stephen Farmer, p. 377. Also in: Phrase Origins: A Study of Familiar Expressions (Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1936) by Alfred Hubbard Holt, p. 293

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Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud.

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Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud.

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Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud.

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Mr. Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud.