man and boy


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man and boy

For the entirety of a man's life. Primarily heard in UK. Thompson has been at this company since 1965, man and boy.
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man and boy

throughout life from youth.
The Scottish poet William Dunbar used the phrase baith man and lad in the early 16th century, but the modern usage follows Shakespeare's Hamlet: ‘I have been sexton here, man and boy, thirty years’.
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ˌman and ˈboy

from when somebody was young to when they were old or older: He’s been doing the same job for 50 years — man and boy.
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