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, Chris Albrecht has been spotted in a tuxedo now and then, and has a reputation for supporting the talent troops when it counts.
The Man About Town, danced with superb and unusual panache by Jeffrey Stanton, flirts with anyone in a skirt, from The Wife to a chamber maid, in the 1913 hotel that is the ballet's mise-en-scene.
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When the pair met, in the mid-1920s, Hughes was a 22-year-old budding poet coming to Harlem for the first time; Van Vechten was a white, middle-aged novelist, essayist and flamboyant man about town with a genuine interest in black culture.
The author of File under Architecture (1974) and Man about Town: Frank Lloyd Wright in New York City (1983), both published by MIT Press, Muschamp is currently working on a book-length study of the city as a place that is driven by the conflicting desires to overlook and to expose.
For the more active man about town, Body Kouros from Yves Saint Laurent (right) is aimed at the man who likes to get physical.
Dorimant, said to be a portrait of the earl of Rochester, is a self-indulgent man about town who is casting off one mistress, Loveit, seducing a second, Belinda, and trying to marry a third, Harriet.
Andy Cohen is a man who wears many hats: shtick-y late night talk show host who knows how to bring a reluctant guest out her shell with a heavy pour; legendary development executive almost single-handedly responsible for the multi-tentacled grasp the Real Housewives franchise has on our increasingly fragile ecosystem; bon vivant and man about town who seems to know everybody, turn up everywhere, and record it all meticulously and flatteringly on Instagram.
The next day sees soul spinner and man about town Mark Robb DJing with Jamie Miller before club night from 10pm with Joshua from Stay Fresh and myself.
And this time around the fashion-conscious pair are featuring a "man about town" bicycle motif for the luxury lining of the entire collection.
London, April 1 ( ANI ): Brooklyn Beckham has made his modelling debut on the cover of Man About Town magazine and he looks just like his famous footballer father David Beckham.
Taking a nostalgic look at a changing landscape Len's personal journey takes you back to the London he remembers as a kid, as a teenager and as a young man about town. Remembering where buildings or even whole streets used to be, the old markets, all that was great about London will help bring back some of the good times that we had back in the last century.
As Eddie becomes addicted to the medication, he metamorphoses from hopeless bum into a suave, ultra-confident and charming man about town, winning back Lindy and earning the respect of powerful Wall Street mogul, Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro).
Cybersnow was disqualified from six races and banned from racing for two years after the Referrals Committee found him to be a horse called Man About Town, who ran at an unrecognised meeting at Magheraboy on June 28 last year.
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