blue gown

blue gown

1. A prostitute. The phrase derives from the blue gowns that convicted prostitutes once had to wear in houses of correction. Those poor blue gowns will have nowhere to turn when they're released, and most likely will end up here again.
2. A licensed beggar in Scotland (who traditionally wore a blue gown). If you don't take this job, you're going to end up a blue gown, begging on the streets!
See also: blue, gown
References in classic literature ?
She was splendid and robust, and had never appeared handsomer than in the old blue gown, with a red silk handkerchief knotted at random around her head to protect her hair from the dust.
In his fancy she sat opposite to him in her rocker, clad in the trailing blue gown, with her head leaning on one slender hand, as white as a twilight star.
Duterte's cobalt blue gown was studded with full, degrade Swarovski crystals and reportedly cost more than P1 million.
g Alexa Chung Fashionista Alexa makes a rare mistake in her ruffled pale blue gown.
com/kate-middleton-channels-elsa-frozen-blue-jenny-packham-gown-2619827) Royal Variety Performance in a blue gown.
While Gwen shone in silver, Daisy - who plays our heroine Rey - turned to the dark side, in a sequined midnight blue gown from Monse's 2018 spring collection.
Mezzo soprano Katherine, from Neath, wore a floor-length blue gown as she stepped back into the public spotlight alongside husband Andrew Levitas just two months after giving birth to baby girl Aaliyah Reign.
The popstar was in London for the launch of the new series of The Voice UK - which she joins this year as a judge - and took the plunge in this revealing royal blue gown.
The 39-year-old donned this strapless midnight blue gown to attend the International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards in New York.
Official pictures showed the pair at the leader's bedside, with Rouhani solemnly kissing Khamenei's forehead as he lay in bed wearing a blue gown with his eyes closed but still wearing his spectacles.
Model- cum- actress Lisa Haydon looked svelte in a white and midnight blue gown with a skin- coloured one- sleeved bodice that flaunted floral detailing.
Arriving at the World Music Awards wearing a dazzling blue gown designed by Sherri Hill, the Lebanese superstar accepted her plaque on stage for "Best Live Act" in the Middle East by the event establisher Melissa Cochran, according to the Middle East news portal.
The German bsupermodel met Bieber during the amfAr benefit on Thursday and agreed to pose for pictures with the Baby hitmaker, but the images merely added to Bieber's bad-press woes because in them, the 20 year old's palm seemed to be touching the side of Klum's boob in her strapless blue gown.
Titles included One Kiss, Sometimes, What's The Use Of Wondering, One Day at a Time, Da Do Ron Ron, Alice Blue Gown, Bachelor Boy, Vilia, The Nuns' Chorusand Me and My Girl.