stand and deliver

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stand and deliver (third-person singular simple present stands and delivers, present participle standing and delivering, simple past and past participle stood and delivered)

  1. A phrase traditionally used by a highwayman commanding victims to hand over their valuables.
    Stand and deliver! Your money or your life!
    • (Traditional) Whiskey in the Jar (song)
      As I was going over the far famed Kerry mountains
      I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting.
      I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier.
      Said stand and deliver, or the devil he may take ye life!


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