man about town


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man-about-town

A fashionable man known for socializing. Although he's been called a man-about-town by the press, he secretly prefers quiet evenings at home.

man about town

a fashionable man who leads a sophisticated life. He prefers a nightclub to a quiet night at home—a man about town. Bob's too much of a man about town to go to a football game.
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man about town

A man who frequently attends fashionable social functions, as in Fred is quite the man about town these days. This expression, first recorded in 1734, uses town in the sense of "a sophisticated place" as opposed to rural settings.
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man about town

a fashionable male socialite.
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a/the ˌman about ˈtown

a man who frequently goes to fashionable parties, clubs, theatres, etc.
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MAN ABOUT TOWN stars Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese and Samuel Ball.
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It's the story of a man, Jerry Brenner, whose rise to wealth and power involves a weird apprenticeship to Hubert Pierce, a dapper upper class man about town.
SOLICITORS acting on behalf of owner James Ferry have lodged an appeal against the decision of the Referrals Committee to find that Cybersnow was the same horse as Man About Town, who ran at an unrecognised meeting at Magheraboy on June 28, 2009.
Zac Goldsmith, 34, mega-rich Tory MP candidate, man about town, so-called green guru and who hasn't been paying tax on his earnings outside the UK, inherited an estimated pounds 200m to pounds 300m from his dad.
And I for one don't like it" - Man about town and former Fleet Street editor Piers Morgan.
What a find then, in this centenary year as we look back to an October day in 1905 when - well, let's hand over to the Echo's long-gone Man About Town, who never dreamed that his words would be read a century on.
Insiders say that unless Man About Town is a hit, Ben's career in Tinseltown could be over.
Everett plays Lord Goring, London's most eligible bachelor and man about town (circa 1895).
Accompanied by midgets and his friend and business partner Jeff Beacher, Arquette hit club Liv at the Fontainebleau, as well as a party thrown by millionaire Miami man about town Wayne Boich.
If the committee believes it is right in finding that Man About Town was in fact Cybersnow, then it is more than a little strange that only the horse was found guilty.
Cherie's book is out, and yes, I do have quite a few things to say about the duplicitous, grasping, treacherous, hypocritical old boot" - Man about town and former Fleet Street editor Piers Morgan.