Lining of the Pocket
My money is spent: Can I be content
With pockets deprived of their lining?
The Lady's Decoy, or Man Midwife's Defence, 1738, p. 4.
When the great court tailor wished to obtain the patronage of Beau
Brummel, he made him a present of a dress-coat lined with bank-notes.
Brummel wrote a letter of thanks, stating that he quite approved of the
coat, and he especially admired the lining.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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