culture vulture


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culture vulture

Someone who has an avid interest in the arts. Helen is quite the culture vulture. She attends the theater at least once a month.
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culture vulture

someone whom one considers to be excessively interested in the (classical) arts. She won't go to a funny film. She's a real culture vulture. They watch only highbrow television. They're culture vultures.
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culture vulture

An individual with a consuming or excessive interest in the arts. For example, A relentless culture vulture, she dragged her children to every museum in town. This slangy term may have been originated by Ogden Nash, who wrote: "There is a vulture Who circles above The carcass of culture" ( Free Wheeling, 1931). [1940s]
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culture vulture

a person who is very interested in the arts, especially to an obsessive degree.
The image of a vulture here is of a greedy and often undiscriminating eater.
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culture-vulture

1. n. an avid supporter of the arts. Many culture-vultures seem to be long on enthusiasm and short on taste.
2. n. someone who exploits the arts for monetary gain. Some culture-vultures are throwing a wine and cheese party on behalf of some of the young dolts they have grubstaked.
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Enabling this conversation is the Culture Vultures caravan of art-lovers, namely a bus that will take pre-registered visitors on designated routes to visit artists across the kingdom.
"Rimth is a very different scenario from Culture Vulture, who went to this race as a proven top-class miler and had won two Group 1s over this trip at two," said Cole, who was Britain's reigning champion trainer when Culture Vulture underlined her champion juvenile filly status by winning the 1992 French 1,000 Guineas.
And for culture vultures out there, take your pick from Theatr Gwynedd for English and Welsh-spoken performance arts along with new films at its cinema, classical music in the Powis and Prichard-Jones Halls - and that's not to mention the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery.
Trainers Beach bum or culture vulture? Culture vulture Strictly or X Factor?
The daughter of Invincible Spirit, who is jointly owned by her breeders, Mr and Mrs Chris Wright, and trainer Paul Cole, is the sixth winner from as many foals out of Cultured Pearl, herself a daughter of Wright's brilliant triple Group 1 winner Culture Vulture.
"It is extremely exciting for the Culture Vultures to be facilitating this 'art safari' in Bahrain," said Culture Vulture Emma Garrett.
Art Culture vulture Jennifer loves the world of art so much she takes young son Kai on regular trips to New York galleries.
Whether you're a culture vulture who revels in the arts or a couch potato whose only need is a remote control, West Midlands Life want to hear what you are up to.
A self-proclaimed "culture vulture" who was born and raised in Cranston, R.I., Hauser says he began his travels as a child via "really long bike rides." From there he would eventually head to Boston, where he majored in television production at Emerson College before landing in Los Angeles.
The culture vulture was trying to measure the right hand of the holy marble sculpture when her little finger broke off.
From the family of Culture Vulture, who Cole trained to win the French 1,000 Guineas, Child Bride was the yard's first juvenile winner of the year.
I was not alone in remaining unconvinced, and argued in your Letters column that to make "2008 a proper wow demands a constant reality check on PR hype and culture vulture speak, as well as belated recognition that Scouse cultural history reflects diversity and dissent and a democratic spirit of involvement".
The Stirling-born jockey also rode the likes of French 1000 Guineas winner Culture Vulture and Irish St Leger victors Strategic Choice and Ibn Bey for Cole.
CULTURE VULTURE: Their perfect holiday will have you trekking round every ruin in the guide book, all the museums and art galleries and finally eating in some back-street restaurant with no menus in English.
Cole has pencilled in Piece Of My Heart for the Queen Mary Stakes, which he won with the filly's grandmother Culture Vulture, while Strategic Mount is a probable for the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap.
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