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

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