flannelled fool

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flannelled fool

One who plays the sport of cricket. Taken from the white flannel trousers cricketers wear. Primarily heard in UK. Every afternoon you can see us flannelled fools gathered in the park for a spot of cricket.
See also: fool
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THE traditional image of cricket is of flanneled fools, duffers in MCC ties and spotty schoolkids with scorecards.
Bedser says that cricket in his day was not all cheerful chaps, chocolate cakes, three cheers, jolly good fellows and flanneled fools.