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media darling

A very famous and popular person who receives exceptionally positive media coverage or attention. Ever since the election season began, the presidential hopeful has become quite the liberal media darling. The rising star has captured the world with her talent and beauty, becoming one of the biggest media darlings of recent times.
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better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave

It is better for a woman to marry an old man who treats her well than a controlling young man. If anyone says that Lord Alistair is too old for you, just remember: better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
See also: better, darling, old, slave, young

Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

Prov. A young woman should prefer to marry an old man who dotes on her rather than a young man who may treat her badly. When Mr. Nash proposed to me, I thought he was too old, but my mother advised me, "Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave." When Marion's friends objected that her fiance was much too old for her, she said, "Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave."
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Darling, who will start against the Blackhawks tonight at the United Center, has lost his starting job to 34-year-old veteran Cam Ward.
The Darling Exchange will include a ground floor market hall, mezzanine restaurant, a childcare centre and a rooftop bar and restaurant with views over Tumbalong Park, the Chinese Gardens and Cockle Bay.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be the first new-build 5-star hotel the city has seen in more than 15-years and it is positioned to become the flagbearer of the Australian hotel industry.
Darling brings more than 20 years of executive management and leadership experience from publicly-traded, commercial-stage companies including Baxter Healthcare, Smith and Nephew, ConMed, and Wyeth-Ayerst.
Darling is currently interim president and CEO of the National Quality Forum and the past president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).
He said: "I am very pleased to welcome Mr Darling to our board.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said: "Alistair Darling has distinguished himself as an extraordinary public servant.
Shortly after the referendum vote, Darling warned the Westminster leaders to keep their promises to Scotland.
Darling bought the vintage vehicle, appropriately named the Delta Darling, in the Carolinas during a trip to the East Coast and refurbished it with a new interior and fresh paint.
Darling had been missing for several hours before the police issued the warning to the public.
Whether as a young girl who finds comfort in the company of her friends as they steal guavas and try to avoid the harsh world of adults or as a teenager who, after years living in the United States, has become jaded and cynical, Darling speaks to us with a voice that is direct, powerful, and believable.
Darling was excited by the fact that the set was loaded with smart, strong women both behind the camera and in front of it, so while being "glamorous and professional," the set was alive with an "atmosphere of positivity.
Financial services firms Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) and BMO Capital Markets (NYSE: BMO) said they are are serving as joint book-running managers for Texas-based Darling International Inc's (NYSE: DAR) public offering of 40m shares of its common stock.
8220;It's a fun event that kicks the month of December off in a very festive way,” said Shannon Vining, marketing manager for Darling Homes in Houston.
With this impressive resume to his credit, Darling is thrilled about his new duties at Skullcandy.