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Difference between Draw the badger and Overdraw one’s badger

draw the badgerprovoke a person to reveal his thoughts, etc.:

  • The Parnellite taunts regarding Balfour’s indifference have at last drawn the badger.

overdraw one’s badger —(dated sl., in humorous reference to the above) overdraw one’s banking account:

  • His checks no longer drew the cash…. He had overdrawn his badger.