a live one

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a live one

1. A person who lives a wild, carefree, or spendthrift life. I hear Tommy's dating a real live one these days.
2. A person targeted to be the victim of a scam or to be made a dupe by others. Don't go wandering wide-eyed in this part of town—crooks around here can spot a live one a mile away.
See also: live, one
References in classic literature ?
But what is to be done if I have taken it into my head that that is not the only object in life, and that if one must live one had better live in a mansion?
From the hour when they crawl from their comfortless bed to the hour when they lounge back into it again they never live one moment of real life.
He looked from the dead cat to the live one and saw the marks of conflict upon the latter, too, and in an instant realized something of what had happened--Numa had saved him from the panther!
Now you're a live one, all wool, a yard long and a yard wide.
4: "Candy's Room" (live)Weinberg actually did record the studio version, too, but the live one is better, and perhaps more than any other record showcases his range.
You and I don't know, my friend So live one day at a time Try to wear a smile Let the sunshine into your eyes We all have our troubles, you know
I just live one day at a time and accept what life gives me.
The new product, called Live One, will not only offer ordinary life insurance functions but also enable policyholders to settle accounts through Sumitomo Mitsui's Internet-based remittance system, Sumitomo Life said.
As an "artist of the spoken word," Schenkar argues, Dolly made literature into her life and her life worthy of literature: "If she couldn't write a book, she seemed determined to live one.
The Big Yin, a close pal of Prince Andrew and Fergie - though probably not for long - said: "A dead monarchy would be as good as a live one.
A mess among messes, this takes the throne and I hope I can see this shit live one day.