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open up daylight
 v. phr.— «The speedy Baby Bubble quickly outfoot that gelding and opened up daylight over Grog.» —“Gratton Colt Is Surprise As He Takes Derby Trial” in Hialeah Park, Fla. Syracuse Herald (N.Y.) Jan. 26, 1936. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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