Doctor Livingstone, I presume(redirected from Dr Livingstone)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Dr Livingstone: Henry Morton Stanley
Doctor Livingstone, I presume
A humorous greeting. The phrase refers to Scottish explorer David Livingstone, who was presumed lost in Africa in the mid-19th century. When reporter H.M. Stanley finally located him, he greeted Livingstone with this now-famous phrase. You must be the gentleman I'm looking for—Doctor Livingstone, I presume?