Flanneled fool - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
flannelled fool (redirected from flanneled fool)
One who plays the sport of cricket. Taken from the white flannel trousers cricketers wear. Primarily heard in UK. Every afternoon you can see us flannelled fools gathered in the park for a spot of cricket.
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THE traditional image of cricket is of flanneled fools
, duffers in MCC ties and spotty schoolkids with scorecards.
The sport of gods (or flanneled fools
) has for too long been in decline relative to the inferior 90-minute nonsense whose popularity is almost entirely attributable to the fact that it makes no demands on the intellect of its followers.
Bedser says that cricket in his day was not all cheerful chaps, chocolate cakes, three cheers, jolly good fellows and flanneled fools