coffin-dodger

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coffin-dodger

1. One who is elderly. Primarily heard in the UK. Only coffin-dodgers go grocery shopping at 10 AM on a Tuesday morning.
2. One who smokes. You can probably bum a cig off one of the coffin-dodgers out back.

coffin-dodger

(ˈkɔfnæ dɑdʒɚ)
n. a heavy smoker. I just hate these damn coffin-dodgers who smoke right outside the door!
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EILEEN M STANLEY, 76, Erdington I AM amazed to read what Paul Hemming of Erdington wrote about "coffin dodgers".
That's the sad question that has to be answered after once again trouble flared at Salisbury last week between coffin dodgers armed to the teeth with strawberry splits and screwballs.
We, the real coffin dodgers, can only just about afford to live - let alone die!
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So that's how I first viewed Coffin Dodgers - as a way to exact a pseudo revenge for every clipped ankle, every near miss and every blocked aisle.
The group who named themselves "The Coffin Dodgers", will cycle from his former home, at Allerdene, Gateshead, to Maryport, Cumbria, on Saturday 30 April, returning to the North East the following day where their journey will end at the Millennium Bridge.
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Labour hit back by saying that in 2010, a Labour candidate in Moray was sacked for calling elderly people "coffin dodgers".
I AM 74 years old and have been reading the debate about 'coffin dodgers' causing delay on buses.
ALL the coffin dodgers will tell you exactly where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, while all the old dears can instantly recall their whereabouts when Neil Armstrong bounced up and down on the moon.
A health club manager friend said he affectionately calls people like me the "coffin dodgers".
Given Labour's traditional hatred of the House of Lords, and of how the Tories down the years manipulated their inbuilt majority of snoring old coffin dodgers, isn't it a bit rich that Mandelson just minces on to those red leather benches without a ballot box in sight to trip him up?