nosey Parker


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nosy parker

A person who likes to meddle or pry into other people's lives. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I have to be careful about what I tell Betty because she's such a nosy parker that she'll bombard you with questions at the slightest provocation.
See also: nosy, parker

nosey Parker

verb
See also: nosey, Parker
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It was Amebos that told Olofofos who eventually told Nosey Parker about the current travails of this fine-boy actor in the English version of Nollywood whose marriage is currently under threat.
There is a strong case to get rid of "nosey parker' planning processes and simply require a larger proportion of home extensions to meet a clear code in Building Regulations, instead of being debated around the planning committee table.
The cultures of rural Vermont and urban New York meet, look at each other skeptically and find surprising camaraderie in John O'Brien's homemade charmer, "Nosey Parker." Combining the improv tradition of Cassavetes, the neurosis of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and a near-documentary of life in Vermont, O'Brien depicts the invasion of city slickers with an unmistakably human touch and without contrivances or broad comedic devices.
Pc Wendy Booth, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for Staffordshire Police, said fear of repercussions and the "nosey parker" image could put people off joining.
Olofofos told Nosey Parker that he was told to stake into the final match between France and Croatia.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Avocado 9 Renal 10 Ditty 11 Loudest 12 Too 13 Negligee 16 Splatter 17 Via 19 Leave go 21 Larva 22 Space 23 Science DOWN: 1 Mandate 2 Soft soap 3 Lady 4 Croupier 5 Once 6 Plato 8 Obligations 13 Neatened 14 Environs 15 Canapes 18 A-list 20 Afar 21 Loin QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Shepherdess 8 Coo 9 Log 11 Rummage 12 Shoal 13 Ape 14 Pro 15 Erosion 17 Hot 19 Oats 21 Owed 23 Rows 25 Ripe 27 Hug 29 Boredom 31 Nap 34 Spa 36 Smoke 37 Offload 38 Eel 39 Lie 40 Nosey parker DOWN: 1 Soup 2 Home 3 Prairie 4 Even so 5 Disco 6 Slop 7 Soar 8 Crash 10 Gloss 16 Now 18 Top 20 Ash 22 Web 24 On offer 25 Rinse 26 Recoup 28 Glade 30 Obese 32 Amen 33 Polo 34 Sole 35 Pair
Matthew Parker, reputedly the original Nosey Parker, lived during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Nosey Parker: Birmingham Royal Ballet's star performer applies make-up and false nose in preparation for his final role
Well, like someone who enjoys looking into peoples' bay windows to check out their decorating disasters, presenter Adrian Chiles will act as the nation's nosey parker in this new eight-part series, following Britain's business high flyers as they go about a day's work.
Roberts gets going on Miss Nosey Parker (Richard Hannon) in the conditions sprint, then wins the ten-furlong handicap on Revif (Alec Stewart) and the mile heat on Holiday Island (Clive Brittain).
Olofofos told Nosey Parker that 'the boys' ransacked the vehicle and took away cash and other valuables before the arrival of policemen who, it was gathered, might have been called by the woman.
SHE is the nosey parker in our street In fact she knows who you are by the sound of your feet She knows almost all you say or do Conversations are a big issue Always at the window or the door She is always hoping to see or hear a little more She knows who has and who has not paid their rent And who is and who is not heaven sent She has seen things late into the night Unspeakable of during the hours of daylight Nobody can visit or quietly go That she don't hear or know And when a stranger knocks on your door The nosey parker will get to know just a little bit more.
He had an extremely long nose and was very inquisitive, hence the expression "Nosey Parker".
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Stashed 9 Apart 10 Laden 11 Reissue 12 Tar 13 Recourse 16 Anecdote 17 Aft 19 Wichita 21 Recto 22 Adage 23 Example DOWN: 1 Isolate 2 Mandarin 3 Thin 4 Manicure 5 Mass 6 Ethel 8 Directorate 13 Receiver 14 Seascape 15 Stooped 18 Sweat 20 Clan 21 Reap QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Broadcaster 8 Boa 9 Lob 11 Unclasp 12 Pasta 13 See 14 Ear 15 Fine art 17 Yap 19 Warn 21 Rage 23 Mood 25 Pool 27 Due 29 Injured 31 Ail 34 Rye 36 Write 37 Tea room 38 Nod 39 Buy 40 Nosey parker DOWN: 1 Bone 2 Race 3 Amazing 4 Cipher 5 Super 6 Else 7 Rota 8 Bushy 10 Baron 16 Two 18 Pro 20 Add 22 Ali 24 Open-air 25 Prawn 26 Bust-up 28 Enemy 30 Niece 32 Iron 33 Lido 34 Robe 35 Your
As soon as you start spending, every nosey parker - or passionate shopper, as the site claims - can see and discuss what you've bought.