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An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology.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.
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Desiree had set her price at one hundred and fifty francs, after abating the fifty mentioned, and Colonel Silky had early made up his mind to give only one hundred.
But if by the will of God there arises any other game which is not the polo game, then be assured, Colonel Sahib and officers, that we will play it out side by side, though they," again his eye sought Dirkovitch, "though they, I say, have fifty ponies to our one horse.
Tell Colonel Herncastle," she said, when I gave her her brother's message, "that Miss Verinder is engaged, and that I decline to see him.
When Colonel Lloyd's slaves met the slaves of Jacob Jepson, they seldom parted without a quarrel about their masters; Colonel Lloyd's slaves contending that he was the richest, and Mr.
Do not pursue her," said Monsieur Fanjat to the colonel, "or you will arouse an aversion which might become insurmountable.
This sluggishness on Colonel Pyncheon's part became still more unaccountable, when the second dignitary of the province made his appearance, and found no more ceremonious a reception.
Zherkov was followed by an officer of the suite who rode up to the colonel of hussars with the same order.
Father Victor, good man, took him to the station, put him into an empty second-class next to Colonel Creighton's first, and bade him farewell with genuine feeling.
But I must object to your dooming Colonel Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders.
Colonel O'Dowd, of the --th regiment, one of those occupying in Paris, warned Lieutenant Spooney of that corps.
Lieutenant," began the colonel, severely, "this is my own affair, and I'll trouble you--"
Colonel Ross leaned back with his arms folded and his hat tilted over his eyes, while I listened with interest to the dialogue of the two detectives.
The colonel evidently expected to use the fellow as interpreter, but when the savage addressed me it was in a language as foreign to me as was that of the blacks.
And, besides," added Passepartout, "I'll take charge of him, colonel as he is.
The colonel was followed by Serpuhovskoy, who came out onto the steps smiling, with a glass in his hand.