Duck Soup (1897)

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Tue Jun 1 08:33:45 UTC 2004

   Another gem from the newly digitized Proquest Chicago Tribune!  This is
like duck soup.
   The term was not coined by the Marx brothers, of course.  The HISTORICAL
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN SLANG has 1902, from T. A. Dorgan.

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Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963). Chicago, Ill.: Jul 23, 1897. p. 10 (1
page) :
   P. A. Brady, one of the more successful of retired bookmakers, and
formerly an owner of race horses, said: "It has now come to an issue where every man
must show his colors.  I am out of the business and so this fight is duck soup
for me."

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