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1An argument used by John Morton in demanding gifts for the royal treasury: if a man lived well he was obviously rich and if he lived frugally then he must have savings.
- ‘Allow me to introduce you to Morton's Fork, with which you may not be acquainted.’
- ‘But he is remembered by English schoolboys as the author of Morton's Fork, which worked like this.’
- ‘The King employed the bishop as one of his most efficient tax collectors; he was the Morton of Morton's fork.’
- 1.1A dilemma, especially one in which both choices are equally undesirable.
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