Top Ropes

A display of the top-ropes. A show of gushing friendliness; great promise of help. The top-rope is the rope used in hauling the top-mast up or down.

“This display of the top-ropes was rather new to me, for time had blurred from my memory the `General's' rhapsodies.” —C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 189.

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