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dine with Duke Humphrey

To go without dinner. The phrase refers to the story of a man who, while visiting the tomb of Duke Humphrey of Gloucester, was locked in the abbey—and thus missed dinner. A: "Why are you so hungry? Didn't you eat dinner?" B: "No, I got stuck in a meeting, so I dined with Duke Humphrey!"
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When he disagrees with Humphrey, he does so only to endorse conventional liberal wisdom (e.g., that a South Vietnamese government coalition with the Viet Cong would have produced a desirable denouement in Vietnam).
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