- a bad bargain is said to be “no great SHAKES;” “pretty fair SHAKES” is anything good or favourable.—_Byron._ In America, a fair SHAKE is a fair trade or a good bargain.
- “in a brace of SHAKES,” _i.e._, in an instant.
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