rod for one's own breech

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a rod for one's own breech

  1. Alternative form of rod for one's back
    • 1674, Francis Kirkman, The English Rogue, printed by Anne Johnson (London), p. 224:
      [He] would have cheated him; but it prov'd he only made a rod for his own breech, and what he intended to him, was fallen upon himself.