bright young thing


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bright young thing

A young person who is exuberant, ambitious, and glamorous. A: "Daisy is a bright young thing, isn't she?" B: "I know! I wish I had an ounce of her verve and style."
See also: bright, thing, young

bright young thing

a wealthy, pleasure-loving, and fashionable young person.
The term was originally applied in the 1920s to a member of a young fashionable group of people noted for their exuberant and outrageous behaviour.
See also: bright, thing, young
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Bright Young Things is based on the classic Evelyn Waugh novel Vile Bodies which Fry admits is one of his favourite books.
Bright Young Things is based on the classic Evelyn Waugh novel,Vile Bodies,and Fry admits it's one of his favourite books.
Frances Payne, Project Manager at Clothes Show Live and Producer for the Bright Young Things campaign, said; "The Clothes Show Live Creative Awards programme provides up-and-coming talent with a unique platform to showcase their work with the opportunity to be recognised by leading fashion industry professionals.
As a freshman, he is poorly versed in the social etiquettes of his new home but charismatic campus mate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) takes Ginsberg under his wing and introduces the newcomer to inner sanctums where other bright young things including Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S Burroughs (Ben Foster) intellectually spar with one another.
But in recent years the influx of bright young things like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have helped style up the genre's image.
Romelu Lukaku insists Belgium's bright young things have the world at their feet after booking their place in Brazil.
THE region's bright young things will be given a chance to shine this autumn, when a new networking club with a twist launches on the North East business scene.
They've been followed by Wilde, Bright Young Things, The Deal, The Queen, Dirty Filthy Love and Fantabulosa
The adventures of Cordelia the heiress, Letty the aspiring starlet, and Astrid the socialite, which began in Bright Young Things (HarperCollins, 2010/VOYA Online October 4, 2011), continue with Cordelia and Letty settling into their new lives after moving to New York from a small town in the Midwest and with Astrid engaged to Cordelia's bootlegger brother, Charlie.
It continues the progress of one of darts' bright young things and he is worth an interest at even-money against Fullwell.
You hire a marketing manager, who puts together a team of bright young things, who select and hire an advertising agency that is also full of bright young things, who take a brief and respond with a campaign that is mostly on television 'cos its sexy but if they must, in order to get some more reach, will also include a bit of outdoor, some radio for price promotions and special offers plus a bit of print and probably some sponsorship--and together it all costs millions of dollars and will make the client famous and look good.
According to the Leamington Courier, King "dropped in" for a chat with the bright young things of Trinity School--possibly without his usual entourage of trumpets, jesters and gilded unicorns.
Bright Young Things gathers its inspiration from sleek, modern design reminiscent of the 1980s with a focus on black and white with bright colors.
As the cash flowed through the hands of bright young things who were going to remake the business world, a few of them lost a little more than simply financial perspective.
British actor Stephen Fry, long a fan of Evelyn Waugh's early satirical novel Vile Bodies, finally got enough support to bring it to the screen as Bright Young Things, his film debut as director.