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#177923 - 07/03/08 09:38 PM diabolical liberty Joined: Jun 2008
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I've come across this phrase - "a diabolical liberty" - a few times recently, most notably in a Jeffrey Archer book. I've never heard it before. A Google search comes up with some bands, comics, and movies, all from the UK, which, combined with Archer's use, leads me to believe it's from across the pond.
Am I to assume it's approximately equivalent to "giving someone enough rope to hang himself" or a "double-edged sword"?
Is there any known etymology?
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