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culture vulture

Someone who has an avid interest in the arts. Helen is quite the culture vulture. She attends the theater at least once a month.
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culture vulture

someone whom one considers to be excessively interested in the (classical) arts. She won't go to a funny film. She's a real culture vulture. They watch only highbrow television. They're culture vultures.
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culture vulture

An individual with a consuming or excessive interest in the arts. For example, A relentless culture vulture, she dragged her children to every museum in town. This slangy term may have been originated by Ogden Nash, who wrote: "There is a vulture Who circles above The carcass of culture" ( Free Wheeling, 1931). [1940s]
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culture vulture

a person who is very interested in the arts, especially to an obsessive degree.
The image of a vulture here is of a greedy and often undiscriminating eater.
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culture-vulture

1. n. an avid supporter of the arts. Many culture-vultures seem to be long on enthusiasm and short on taste.
2. n. someone who exploits the arts for monetary gain. Some culture-vultures are throwing a wine and cheese party on behalf of some of the young dolts they have grubstaked.
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89) nests suggesting that the rock selection and breeding activities of vultures might also be influenced by the vegetation cover.
Participants of the events, which included visitors to the zoo, students and media, were taught why vultures play an important role in cleaning the ecosystem and the types of vulture species in Pakistan through species identification cards.
Vultures being the most successful scavengers dispose of carcasses and other organic wastes, providing highly effective free of cost sanitation services.
Nicknamed the Pharaoh's Chicken, Egyptian vultures are distributed across southwestern Europe, northern and central Africa, Arabia, India, eastern Europe and central Asia.
Nicknamed the "Pharaoh's Chicken," Egyptian vultures are found across south-western Europe, northern and central Africa, Arabia, India, eastern Europe and central Asia.
The population of vultures has crashed from millions to a few hundred thousand in South Asia," she disclosed.
As part of the project, dozens of GPS devices were attached to griffon vultures in order to track their movements and activity patterns in nature.
Very often vultures succeed in winning court verdicts, but find actually collecting judgments much more difficult.
Prolonged and worsening poisoning activities in the country targeting predators, means vultures are facing a severe threat of extinction,"they said.
It added none of the four vultures tagged in previous years had migrated.
The programme focuses on tagging vultures and eagles with tracking devices that allow detailed monitoring of their movements in order to investigate where these endangered species are breeding, feeding and migrating.
Mr Hall stressed the circumstances facing mortgage holders who have their loans snapped up by vultures.
A REPORT by the Works and Pensions Committee, that British Steel pensions were targeted by financial vultures, and that the UK government, Tata, and the Pensions Regulator are to blame, and rightly so, yet what the report is missing is that the biggest pension vultures in this country, are the government themselves.
BirdlifeCyprus said earlier in the week that during a recent bird count of the vulture population, in total and across all observer teams, they recorded 17 vultures.
By BRIAN YONGAIt's squeaky-bum time for Kenyatta University (KU) Vultures and Kenya College of Accountancy University (KCAU) as the relegation-threatened duo face-off on Sunday in a crunch Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League match at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi.