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What is the source, or earliest reference, I guess, of using the phrase, "בלי עין הרע"?

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Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal (19th-20th century) uses the expression in משנה שכיר.The expression is also used here in this earlier 19th century work. My playing around with search engines suggests that the expression arose in the latter half of the 19th century.

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I think it is also mentioned somewhere n Baba Metzia. – NS23 Feb 10 at 1:50
@NS23 you are thinking of 107b. – mevaqesh Feb 10 at 2:27

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