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barfly

Someone who spends the greater part of their time in bars or other drinking establishments. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. You get to know the people in these places when you're a barfly like me.

barfly

1. n. a person who frequents bars. Who will trust the word of an old barfly like Willy?
2. n. a drunkard. Some barfly staggered out of the tavern straight into the side of a car.
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In another, earlier "small sketch" of Robert Lowell as a teacher, Sexton says she studied with him "during the fall of 1958 and the winter of 1959"--she doesn't specify these dates in "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing.
On April 23 she acknowledges that Sexton and Starbuck are having an affair--a fact Sexton would discreetly omit from "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing.
Plath's letters to Sexton ("I have them now, of course," says Sexton in "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing") are in the Anne Sexton Papers at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sexton admitted in "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing" that she didn't notice in Plath her determination to succeed, to be a "great writer.
Mr Driscoll said the company, which operates the Bar Fly club in Camden, and The Fly Magazine, had been hit by deteriorating market conditions.
On Saturday they are playing a gig at Liverpool University as part of a low-key tour, so low key in fact that there are only five more dates after Liverpool in London, Cardiff, Sheffield and Glasgow, all at venues titled Bar Fly.
Channelfly's sales from advertising, sponsorship, music marketing, management services and gate receipts from its Bar Fly clubs, rose to a record pounds 1.
THE Ladbroke Hurdle goes to to Josh Gifford's Rabble Rouser (D Barrott) who upsets followers of the red chalk when calling time on 4-1 favourite Bar Fly (R G Hughes) who goes down by one and a half lengths.
She said: "Lembit is a real bar fly and there's a massive drinking culture in the House of Commons.
Johnny Irving plays the wily old bar fly who hangs around the village pub, wise- cracking his way into the Yank's affections.