Manger

or Manger le Morceau. To betray, to impeach, to turn king's evidence. The allusion is to the words of Jesus to the beloved disciple- he will be the traitor “to whom I shall give a sop when I have dipped it,” etc. (John xiii. 26.)

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