remittance man


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remittance man

n
a man living abroad on money sent from home, esp in the days of the British Empire

remit′tance man`


n.
a person living abroad chiefly supported by remittances from home.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.remittance man - an exile living on money sent from home
exile, expat, expatriate - a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country; "American expatriates"
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I returned with the articles in time to hear the Cockney hinting broadly that there was a mystery about him, that he might be a gentleman's son gone wrong or something or other; also, that he was a remittance man and was paid to keep away from England--"p'yed
Established in 1991 and run over 2m4f, the Melling Chase has been won by the star chasers including Don Cossack, Sprinter Sacre, Master Minded, Moscow Flyer, Viking Flagship and Remittance Man in the past.
30 Huntingdon 2m4f, Grade 2 RUK VVCARD, page 49 A QUARTER of a century after the mighty Remittance Man strutted his stuff in Cambridgeshire, Nicky Henderson is back with another rising star in the shape of Top Notch, who has stablemate and last year's winner Josses Hill among five rivals in the likely absence of yesterday's Tingle Creek fourth Charbel.
Were it not for George Clephane, an erstwhile remittance man from Scotland who lies buried in the churchyard, we would not be singing Hymn 347 more than a century later.
Miles might have found space to evoke the writing that made Burroughs more than just another slumming remittance man.
Henderson has trained some of jump racing's greatest names, including Cheltenham heroes Long Run, Bobs Worth, Binocular and Remittance Man - but the most successful handler in Festival history is convinced Sprinter Sacre is the best of the lot.
Queen Mother and Arkle winner Remittance Man actually took this very race back in 1990, as well as following up in the Wayward Lad.
But the Seven Barrows yard have been responsible for three previous winners of this race, including one that I rode - Remittance Man, and he assures me the horse's preparation could not have gone any better.
Ultimately a remittance man, the payee of brother Graham, Herbert was indebted to him, too, for parcels of his cast-off socks, vests, and underpants, such hand-out hand-me-downs being despatched along with an exasperated, 'I wish he'd shoot himself.
Henderson, successful in the Arkle with Remittance Man (1991), Travado (1993) and Tiutchev (2000), also has the mare Nadiya De La Vega and French import Surfing among his possibles.
When the picture was taken I had been drinking very heavily for the last five six years, and I have been reduced to earning my living as a remittance man.
I'd be pulling the wool over your eyes if I didn't tell you that the road to the workhouse is littered with horses stepping up from two-and-a-half to three in the King George and that the likes of Remittance Man and Travado failed to do the job for Nicky Henderson.