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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Now, though, there are culture vultures of a different sort among us.
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.
It is extremely exciting for the Culture Vultures to be facilitating this 'art safari' in Bahrain," said Culture Vulture Emma Garrett.
I saw three performances in one at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff - one of which involved a woman singing while upside down culture vulture with her head in a bucket.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, sure, I encourage them to get exposed to what interests them as it comes along, but don't feel like they have to turn into some sort of culture vulture.
HE'S probably best known for his silly walk - and maybe his fondness for younger lady friends - but comedy legend John Cleese is clearly a bit of a culture vulture too.
A geriatric culture vulture, attending1 classes year after year at a fun college, something like pounds 1.
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.
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.
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