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date: 20 May 2024

Hiccius doccius (Perhaps from Latin hicce est doctus, ‘here is the learned man’, or alternatively an invented piece of meaningless mock Latin) 

Source:
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
Author(s):
Susie Dent

An old formulaic phrase uttered by a juggler when about to perform a feat of prestidigitation. Hence, a clever trick. ...

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