Colonel Blimp


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Colonel Blimp

An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology. The name comes from a British comic strip character that first appeared in the London Evening Standard newspaper in 1934. Primarily heard in UK. He's such a Colonel Blimp when he starts ranting about his views on welfare and the poor.
See also: blimp
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However the overall presentation carries a strong message that, though now redundant, Colonel Blimp represents everything that is admirable and English.
Cartoonist David Low had been drawing a comic strip called Colonel Blimp, which was popular in some circles.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a bonus well worth seeing but the jewel in the crown is A Matter of Life and Death, a remarkable fantasy starring David Niven as a pilot having to fight for his right to fall in love with Kim Hunter.
I played George as a gruff, Colonel Blimp type, a typical Victorian father obsessed with the Navy, stamp-collecting and time-keeping" reveals Tom.
If Colonel Blimp and his mates don't like it, they should all clear off.
While deploying under the politically saleable banner of a training mission, the Colonel Blimp brigade has already taken to the airwaves to inform the Canadian public that the only place to train recruits is on the front lines, alongside the trainees, in combat with them.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were behind some of the most celebrated British films of their era such as The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes and A Matter Of Life And Death.
I CHALLENGE George Osborne's zillionaire Colonel Blimp of a fatherin-law, Baron Howell of Guildford, to come with me to the North East.
Yet even Colonel Blimp wouldn't have been so short-sighted as to restrict redundancy to time-served plods.
Shepard; 8 Daytona Beach; 9 Extreme; 10 Colonel Blimp.
Now, this is no Colonel Blimp Telegraph-reading type talking, who believes that what the youth of today need is an iron rod of discipline to knock them into shape.
In 1934, Low had created a conservative character named Colonel Blimp, as a symbol of stupidity and reaction in British society.
It's bad enough that a Colonel Blimp should think up this crazy Dad's Army war game during an election campaign.
Out of one salary, I contribute much more to the country's coffers than the single-mum-hating retired Colonel Blimp types, who have put their kids through state education and now expect their healthcare to be funded by the NHS.
Her early roles included parts in British films Major Barbara, Love On The Dole and The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, and 1947 saw her breakthrough role in Black Narcissus.