the man


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the man/woman/thing of (one's) dreams

The ideal person or thing that one has been hoping or longing for . I never expected to get married again, but meeting the man of my dreams completely changed my mind. I can't turn down this offer—it's the job of my dreams!
See also: dream, man, of, thing, woman

the man

verb
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See also: man
References in classic literature ?
No man pulls another man's sled, wherefore the man is killed.
The man had arrived at that stage of drunkenness where affection is felt for the universe.
This is not the man of prophecy,' sighed Ernest to himself, as he made his way out of the throng.
For the man who gives willingly, even though he gives a great thing, rejoices in his gift and is glad in heart; but whoever gives way to shamelessness and takes something himself, even though it be a small thing, it freezes his heart.
So it happened, when the posses had begun to penetrate the mountain, and when the man was compelled to make a daylight dash down into the Valley of the Moon to cross over to the mountain fastnesses that lay between it and Napa Valley, that Harley Kennan rode out on the hot-blooded colt he was training.
The man sprang for his throat, but Buck was too quick for him.
But his liberated attention soon reverted to the theme that was foremost in his thoughts, and began, for the hundredth time, to dwell upon every circumstance that had impressed itself upon his mind on the mysterious night when he had seen the man at his mother's.
You young dog," said the man, licking his lips, "what fat cheeks you ha' got.
It remains to be proved whether this gallant has clean hands or not," said Sancho; and turning to the man he asked him what he had to say in answer to the woman's charge.
But it is only the material result that it gains, and the man who is poor is in himself absolutely of no importance.
the wolves repeated every few minutes; and Mowgli translated until he came to the witch part of the story, which was a little beyond him, and then he said that the man and woman who had been so kind to him were trapped.
The man momentarily stands for the thought, but will not bear examination; and a society of men will cursorily represent well enough a certain quality and culture, for example, chivalry or beauty of manners; but separate them and there is no gentleman and no lady in the group.
Twice he had been on the point of springing upon the man, but both times the other's eyes had met his and something which he was not able to comprehend had stayed him.
Evenus the Parian,' he replied; 'he is the man, and his charge is five minae.
So that the man who should, for instance, go openly and knowingly in opposition to all that list would to your thinking, and indeed mine, too, of course, be an obscurantist or an absolute madman: would not he?