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trophy wife

A young woman, usually a second wife, who is married for her extreme attractiveness and/or accomplishments, which her wealthy and powerful husband wants to show off as a winner might display a trophy. The term may have been coined earlier but became popular after it appeared in Fortune, where Julie Connelly wrote, “Powerful men are beginning to demand trophy wives” (Aug. 28, 1989). It is now a cliché.
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Another hunting operation, Africa Hunt Lodge charges $100 (PS81) to take a vervet monkey as a trophy. A snap on its website shows a British woman called Jamie posing over a dead vervet monkey after a hunt in South Africa.
Cousins Amy Johnston, Kemnay, and Nathan Thow, Westhill, shared the trophy for most points in primary one to four.
Paris, France- For the first time the Indianapolis 500 winner's face on the legendary Borg-Warner Trophy was unveiled outside the United States.
Digital image winners included Norry Cutler, Creative Digital Trophy for the best Creative image; Sue Gibson, Whiteley Trophy image for the best Open image; Richard Fulcher, HPIC Cup for the best Sport, Action & Photojournalism image; and Paul Campbell, Wood Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study image.
During the discussion, I had mentioned that as the acting President had abdicated his right to give away the trophy during the BCCI bilateral match in Delhi, he had shown disregard for the protocol and an office bearer of a state association was allowed to give the trophy away and hence for the IPL Final, COA members should give the trophy," Edulji said
The store at 200 Sainte-Madeleine Boulevard in Trois-Rivieres received the Excell-Service Trophy. The store is owned by pharmacists Jean-Francois Gauthier and Alexandre Rivard.
Besides the main prize, which is a trip to Turkey, other prizes include a silver trophy and a model aircraft for the runner up and a bronze trophy along with a model aircraft for the competitor coming third.
In Islamabad, the trophy arrives today and it would be displayed to cricket lovers on tomorrow.
After its visit to the Federal Capital, the trophy is set to move to Karachi on Friday, April 12, where it will be displayed at the local Moin Khan Academy on April 14.
'I am really happy that the trophy has come to Pakistan again.
Another official confirmed that not only would the billboard be presented to the winning captain after the series, while being lifted by two cranes on either side of the presentation ceremony, the trophy would come with a card swiping machine that would be able to complete transactions via both debit and credit cards.
After Pakistan routed Australia in the second T20 International in Dubai on Friday night, the global governing body of the sport turned to Twitter to lightheartedly take a jab at the trophy presented for the series, taking help from one of internet's most popular memes.
ISLAMABAD -- The 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Trophy was put on display in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Friday as a part of its worldwide trophy tour.
Lahore -- The 2019 Cricket World Cup trophy reached Lahore on Wednesday as part of its world tour.