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Hair of the dog : Phrases


Fleeting; lacking premanence.


His novel attracted a great deal of attention but quickly went out of print -
here today and gone tomorrow.


This phrase originally alluded to the briefness of the human lifespan, and was first recorded in John Calvin's
Life and Conversion of a Christian Man (1549): This proverb that man is here today and gone tomorrow.

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