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    "more catholic than the pope", how do you express without the catholic reference

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    Re: Reference

    As the expression is normally used of someone who is a very committed Roman Catholic, it is hard to see how we can leave out the catholic reference.

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    Re: Reference

    You could change Catholic and Pope to something different if it were relevant. You could use Manchester United and Alex Ferguson as a pairing for a fanatical Man Utd supporter, for instance, but if you take the Catholicism out of the original sentence, there's nothing left.

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