Word/Phrase origins

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Can you name the Anglicised modern phrases from their original word or phrase?

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Original word/phrase/meaningModern word/phraseLanguage/Reason for change or invention
GagéeFrench
Eke-nameChinese whisper
Lamb raised in house and reared by handGeneral application
HashashinPersian
God blind meChinese whisper
NoumpereChinese whisper
Anglo-Saxon word for foodDue to larger variety in diet
l'eprit d'escalierFrench/Thinking of a witty response too late
Helpe meetOld Testament
Original word/phrase/meaningModern word/phraseLanguage/Reason for change or invention
To have another think comingChinese whisper
NadderChinese whisper
Word created to be longest in English languageEverett M. Smith in 1935
RibbesperGerman
DécheveléFrench
Verloren HoopDutch
Bog StandardChinese whisper and general application
NapronChinese whisper
Ad breviareLatin

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