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lounge lizard

A man who frequents bars and clubs in an attempt to meet women. Primarily heard in US. That dive bar is filled with nothing but troublemakers and lounge lizards.
See also: lizard, lounge

lounge around (some place)

to pass time idly some place. I am going to lounge around the house this morning. Don't lounge around all day.
See also: around, lounge

lounge lizard

A man interested in snaring a wealthy woman. The phrase was first heard after World War I, when it was applied to musicians who performed in supper clubs and kept an eye out for susceptible women of means. As the century progressed, a man didn't have to be a musician; any well-dressed predatory male earned that phrase. Some say “lizard” referred to reptile shoes that were popular footwear; other say the word applies to the men's low-life character. “Lounge lizard” is the male equivalent of “gold digger.”
See also: lizard, lounge
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The open-plan design of the lounge's architecture gives a sense of space and freedom with the central area featuring a bar surrounded by business, dining and lounging facilities as well as TV areas and private rooms.
Accessed by a high-speed lobby elevator, the sleek, chic Ghostbar offers lounging luxury amid an ethereal color scheme of silver, white, greens and grays.
For instance, artwork is by local artist, Wanda Koop, and the huge fireplace that separates the dining area from the lounging area is made up of the particularly decorative limestone thatOs only found in Tyndall, Manitoba.