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    #1

    brought out the phrase ...

    Hi

    A woman was talking to an owner of a liquor store. He told her that she should buy this sherry because he knows that Canon Thorby likes it. He wanted her to try it.

    The narrator wrote:
    He brought out the archaic phrase with no diminution
    of his dignity.

    ‘This,’ he said, taking up a decanter of a pale, almost
    straw-coloured liquid, ‘is Canon Thorby’s favourite. Are
    you sure that you would not like to make its acquaintance?’

    --- Does "bring out" here mean that he just "said" the archaic phrase with no diminution of his dignity?

    I understand that this archaic phrase is: "to make its acquaintance"?

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    #2

    Re: brought out the phrase ...

    OK, I understand that. You're probably referring to "make its acquaintance".
    And probably this is that "archaic phrase" of which the narrator is talking about.

    However the part:He brought out the archaic phrase with no diminution
    of his dignity, means that He "said" that archaic phrase and that it in no way harmed his dignity, is that right?

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