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Flying Dutchman

A name that can apply either to a legendary ship, whose ghostly wreckage is said to be sometimes seen in times of bad weather near the Cape of Good Hope, or to the captain of this ship, who must sail until Judgment Day. I swear, I saw the Flying Dutchman during that last storm. Every time I take out my boat, I'm reminded of the Flying Dutchman, and how he is doomed to sail the seas until kingdom come.
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I'm a Dutchman

used to express your disbelief or as a way of underlining an emphatic assertion. British
1994 Ian Botham My Autobiography I read somewhere that Warne said he had been possessed by demons. Well, in that case I'm a Dutchman.
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