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“It Takes One to Know One” (and Other Ruined Phrases)

Playground (and White House) Taunts At least to someone my age (born in 1959 — you do the math), the expression “it takes one to know one” is inextricably linked to a playground taunt. The usual exchange (typically between adolescents, the Trump administration notwithstanding): Child #1: “You’re a doody head!” Child #2: “No! YOU’RE a...
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