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2005-07-05 22:17:01

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - The trial of National BasketballAssociation star Gary Payton and two other players on assaultcharges started on Tuesday with testimony from police involvedwith the case. Boston Celtics' Payton, Sam Cassell of the MinnesotaTimberwolves and free agent Jason Caffey, were all charged inApril 2003 after an altercation outside a Toronto strip clubwith one of the club's dancers, her boyfriend and the club'ssecurity guard. The three men, who were teammates on...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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