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saddle tramp

1. slang A cowboy, particularly one who lives a nomadic lifestyle. Primarily heard in US. You can't trust him—he's just a saddle tramp who roams from town to town!
2. slang One who rides on horseback. Primarily heard in US. A: "I hear hoofbeats." B: "Yes, there's a saddle tramp approaching in the distance."
See also: saddle, tramp

tramp across (something or some place)

To walk, plod, or trudge heavily across something or some place. He tramped across the room in his heavy boots, causing the dishes to rattle with each step. Please don't go tramping across the lawn like that, or you'll ruin the grass!
See also: across, tramp

tramp down

To flatten or compact something down with heavy, trampling steps. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tramp" and "down." The kids tramped down the flowers in my garden when they were running around the back yard. We began to tramp the snow down to create a path for the truck.
See also: down, tramp

tramp through (something or some place)

To walk, plod, or trudge heavily through something or some place. We tramped through the marsh, hoping to reach the road before sundown. We could hear the boss tramping through the office in anger.
See also: through, tramp
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tramp across something

to march or stamp across an area. The kids tramped across the yard and wore a path. Please don't tramp across my garden.
See also: across, tramp

tramp through something

to march or stamp a passage through something. The kids tramped through every puddle in town on their way to school. Don't tramp through every mud puddle you see.
See also: through, tramp
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lady and the Tramp will be available for streaming on November 12.
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With new album Nomad closing a trilogy of albums released over a three-year period marking Tramp's musical journey from hard rocker to mature singer songwriter, a journey that has been a long, sometimes painful, sometimes thrilling trip from his roots as a teenager from Denmark who left home to seek fame and fortune in America.
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THIS YEAR MARKS the 100th anniversary of cinema's most iconic figure first gracing the silver screen--Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp," or as the comedian called him, "The Little Fellow." The movie was a split reel (approximately six minutes long) called "Kid Auto Races at Venice" (1914), also known as "The Pest." Though the pants would get baggier and the shoes larger for those "east west feet" (a phrase coined by poet and early film critic Carl Sandburg), the Tramp was born.
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Created by Chaplin, who served as producer, director, screenwriter, actor and composer, the film simultaneously depicts Chapin's Tramp as an innocent pre-adult, documents its then "modern times" as a time of material progress reflected in the money that its urban citizens enjoyed in the midst of the Great Depression, and is infused with a nostalgia for a pre-industrial, rural state in which the movies played no part.
Scores turned out for a mass public breastfeeding event in support of the Staffordshire mother labelled a "tramp".