jack sprat

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“Jack Sprat” definition

A nursery rhyme:

Jack Sprat could eat no fat;
His wife could eat no lean,
And so betwixt them both,
They licked the platter clean.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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