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.
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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.
See also: man, town
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: man, town
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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