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lounge lizard

A man who frequents bars and clubs in an attempt to meet women. Primarily heard in US. That dive bar is filled with nothing but troublemakers and lounge lizards.
See also: lizard, lounge

lounge lizard

A man interested in snaring a wealthy woman. The phrase was first heard after World War I, when it was applied to musicians who performed in supper clubs and kept an eye out for susceptible women of means. As the century progressed, a man didn't have to be a musician; any well-dressed predatory male earned that phrase. Some say “lizard” referred to reptile shoes that were popular footwear; other say the word applies to the men's low-life character. “Lounge lizard” is the male equivalent of “gold digger.”
See also: lizard, lounge
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ALL SET Right, Dan Gribble of Lounge Lizards who is tutoring Chris Mason, Rob Deere, Rob Pascoe and Danielle Kennedy.
It is definitely a look for lounge lizards who want to be noticed - particularly if you opt for it in either bright pink or blue rather than the natural python colour.
The Lounge Lizards were kind of a bebop-revisited-with-guitar band, although their founder, John Lurie, made a mistake early on in calling the band "fake jazz," which was enough to fool a lot of the jazz community into thinking they were goofing on jazz.
Swing by the lounge to amuse yourself with the Lounge Lizards game where players are challenged to escape from the notorious lounge lizard-type characters, or hop on the Treadmill game to test your fast-footed moves and get a great workout at the same time
THESE lounge lizards are living the high life in Hollywood.
The weekly blues and rock jam session at Liberty's in Middlesbrough every Sunday from noon to 6pm features local band The Lounge Lizards and regular guest musicians.
Joy Zipper have made themselves known to UK audiences by supporting French lounge lizards Air on a recent UK Tour and it is easy to see why they were chosen for the role.
John Medeski is a third of Medeski Martin and Wood, limiting his usual spread of exotic keyboards, while guitarist Marc Ribot is best known for his work with Tom Waits and The Lounge Lizards.
Rock band Lounge Lizards headlined the charity gig at the Llantwit Major Social Club in aid of a local project Major Music, which aims to give young people the chance to try their hand at music.
SATIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN: The Austin Lounge Lizards have delighted crowds all over the country with their inventive style of ``satirical bluegrass,'' which they've been perfecting since 1980.
The Lounge Lizards have transcended genres and confused the guys who decide what bin you go in from the beginning, when Lurie described the band as "fake jazz," a characterization he no doubt regretted once he found he was taken seriously on the Jazz scene.
Music for the series was created by Evan Lurie of the Lounge Lizards and features the voices of Oswald (Fred Savage of "The Wonder Years") and Sammy Starfish (Tony Orlando).
Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon star as two '50s lounge lizards who, when not whooping it up in Vegas ballrooms, are enduring some serious artistic differences.
Or Pontiac is really the alter-ego of sly New York actor-musician John Lurie, leader of the faux-jazz combo the Lounge Lizards and music composer for such Jim Jarmusch films as ``Down by Law.
Remember that interesting footwear such as velvet Gucci loafers fall into the category of louche lounge lizards such as Hugh Hefner and Peter Stringfellow while novelty red patent lace-ups are for children's entertainers only.