man about town


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man about town

n. pl. men about town
A sophisticated, socially active man who frequents fashionable places.

man about town

n
a fashionable sophisticate, esp one in a big city

man′-about`-town′


n.
a sophisticated man who frequents fashionable places.
[1775–85]
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Richard Enfield, his distant kinsman, the well-known man about town.
He is in fact an old beau, a regular man about town, "a well-bred, fine gentleman," yet no great scholar, "he spelt like a gentleman and not like a scholar,"* he says.
A man about town might perhaps consider that these influences were not to be felt out of a child's story-book; but when you are among the fields and hedgerows, it is impossible to maintain a consistent superiority to simple natural pleasures.
When I knew Lord Illingworth first as plain George Harford, he was simply a very brilliant young man about town, with not a penny of money except what poor dear Lady Cecilia gave him.
The editorial that accompanies Brooklyn's pictures talk about teenage style, and Man About Town Editor-in-Chief Ben Reardon believes they couldn't have asked for a better subject that Brooklyn.
Gilmore III WTOP Man About Town Bob Madigan WGMS News Anchor Hillary Howard NEWS4 Today Weekend Anchor Eun Yang WUSA 9 News Anchor Tracey Neale Comcast SportsNet Host Chick Hernandez WBIG's Gary Murphy and Jessica Cash International Co-Chair, the Embassy of Colombia Gala Honorees Al and Joan Van Metre and Van Metre Companies WHAT: Capital Hospice Passion for Caring Gala 2005, Miami Nights WHEN: SATURDAY, October 22, 6:30 PM Start WHERE: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
When the pair met, in the mid-1920s, Hughes was a 22-year-old budding poet coming to Harlem for the first time; Van Vechten was a white, middle-aged novelist, essayist and flamboyant man about town with a genuine interest in black culture.
For the more active man about town, Body Kouros from Yves Saint Laurent (right) is aimed at the man who likes to get physical.
The films include: Golden Globe[R] nominated BEYOND THE SEA starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth; YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE starring Bridget Fonda; LOVE STINKS starring French Stewart, Tyra Banks and Jason Bateman; and MAN ABOUT TOWN starring Ben Affleck and Rebecca Romijn.
London, April 1 ( ANI ): Brooklyn Beckham has made his modelling debut on the cover of Man About Town magazine and he looks just like his famous footballer father David Beckham.
Taking a nostalgic look at a changing landscape Len's personal journey takes you back to the London he remembers as a kid, as a teenager and as a young man about town.
As Eddie becomes addicted to the medication, he metamorphoses from hopeless bum into a suave, ultra-confident and charming man about town, winning back Lindy and earning the respect of powerful Wall Street mogul, Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro).