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better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave

It is better for a woman to marry an old man who treats her well than a controlling young man. If anyone says that Lord Alistair is too old for you, just remember: better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
See also: better, darling, old, slave, young

media darling

A very famous and popular person who receives exceptionally positive media coverage or attention. Ever since the election season began, the presidential hopeful has become quite the liberal media darling. The rising star has captured the world with her talent and beauty, becoming one of the biggest media darlings of recent times.
See also: darling, media

the darling buds of May

The flowers of early spring. The phrase comes from Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 ("rough winds do shake the darling buds of May"). I'm so sick of winter that I just can't wait for the darling buds of May to be in bloom.
See also: bud, darling, may, of

Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

Prov. A young woman should prefer to marry an old man who dotes on her rather than a young man who may treat her badly. When Mr. Nash proposed to me, I thought he was too old, but my mother advised me, "Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave." When Marion's friends objected that her fiance was much too old for her, she said, "Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave."
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Mr Darling, now a member of the House of Lords, was chancellor between 2007 and 2010 and served as a Labour MP for 28 years.
Mr Darling retires despite keeping Scotland in the UK as head of the Better Together campaign this year.
Pro-independence Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond emerged the clear winner in a snap Guardian/ICM poll in which 71 percent said the Scottish first minister had bested his opponent, "No" campaign leader Alistair Darling, excluding "undecideds".
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Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will face each other in a "fight at the museum" TV debate to be broadcast across Britain.
Darling had been missing for several hours before the police issued the warning to the public.