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20 Mar 06:14 PM

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What is the literal/historical meaning of « payer rubis sur l’ongle » ?

I'm confused, I understand that it is 'to pay the ruby on the nail'. When I searched the internet, it said something about drinking all the wine in a cup... Which represents the ruby.... ?????

I'm still confused, so please can someone explain? Thanks :)
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