Doctor Slop

An enthusiast, who thinks the world hinges on getting Uncle Toby to understand the action of a new medical instrument. (Sterne: Tristram Shandy.)

A nickname given by William Hone to Sir John Stoddart, editor of the New Times. (1773-1856.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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