Brentford. like the two kings of Brentford



  • A phrase sometimes used of people who were once rivals, but have becomereconciled. The allusion is to The Rehearsal (1672), by George Villiers,Duke of Buckingham. At one point in the absurd play-within-a-play presented byBayes "the two kings of Brentford enter hand in hand".Moreover, the actors make them enter "smelling at one nosegay".