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up to a point, Lord Copper expression or saying

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Example

”We both adored that show, didn’t we dear?”
”Up to a point, Lord Copper”

Origin

Evelyn Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop

Collected by

Paul H – 1990s
Paul Harrison – spouse of JM

Notes

In the book:
”Let me see, what’s the name of the place I mean? Capital of Japan? Yokohama, isn’t it?”
”Up to a point, Lord Copper.”

Submitted: 27/06/2021 by Mark

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