big and burly

big and burly

Large, strong, and imposing in size and stature. I know that Mike looks big and burly, but he's one of the gentlest people I've ever met.
See also: and, big, burly
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HALLOWE'EN There goes the doorbell once again That's fifty times tonight But, of course, it's Hallowe'en And witches are in flight Open the door, then feign surprise Coppers clasped in hand Behind the masks, their childish eyes Gleam full of hope, so grand "Trick or Treat" comes the cry The hand stretched out, you see They''re telling you there'll be no tricks So trick it's got to be They hold the coins, then, quite polite Throw you a quick "thank-you!" And then away into the night There's plenty more to do When I look back to childhood days Things haven't changed, I mean We did the same as kids do now When it was Halloween Standing on a doorstep when someone big and burly Gave you a big penny - Christmas had come early.
But these days when he works out the actor and politician does so under the watchful eyes of his big and burly security staff.
He is very much a man's man, big and burly. Like most couples, we have had our ups and downs and got through them.
POLICE are hunting a "big and burly" conman who stole money from an 86-year-old woman at a retirement complex in Nuneaton.