Golden Girdle

Louis VIII. made an edict that no courtesan should be allowed to wear a golden girdle, under very severe penalty. Hence the proverb, Bonne renommé vault mieux que ceinture dorée. (See Girdle.)

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