(3 syl.) ran away from home, and obtained a loan of £10
from Job Thornbury, with which he went abroad and traded; he returned a
wealthy man, and arrived in London on the very day Job Thornbury was
made a bankrupt. Having paid the creditors out of the proceeds made
from the hardwareman's loan, he married his daughter. (George Colman
the Younger: John Bull.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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