Brer Fox

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Brer Fox

sly trickster; outwits everyone. [Children’s Lit.: Uncle Remus]
See: Cunning
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Only please, Br'er Fox, please don't fling me into the briar patch.
Br'er Fox takes the bait, of course, and learns that Br'er Rabbit isn't afraid o f the briar patch at all.
I soon realized that inventing a new image of ol' Br'er Fox was no more nor any less a challenge to my compositional and inventive capabilities than coming up with, say, a new image of Beatrice in Purgatorio or a new likeness for the Mad Hatter in Alice.
Caught stealing from a garden by his archenemy Br'er Fox, he begs of his captor: "Do anything you want to me, but please, don't throw me in the briar patch
In this case, he said, House Republicans are playing the role of Br'er Fox, and Clinton is Br'er Rabbit.