spivvy


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spivvy

adj (Brit inf) personschmierig (inf); tie, suit etcordinär
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Joseph Shovelton's heartlessly spivvy marriage broker, Goro, shares the complicity in Butterfly's tragedy between Japanese and American.
Hopefully, us North Easterners are canny enough to see through the Brexiteers' spivvy hucksterism to give us some long-needed stability and certainty to thrive into the 21st century.
And even if you can get past such a shockingly garish piece of couture, there's still the greasy Teddy Boy quiff and spivvy Terry Thomas moustache to contend with - not to mention the small matter of the stuffed cat he's carrying under his arm.
Whether it's as spivvy Del Boy, dogged detective Frost, Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds or put-upon shop assistant Granville, Sir David Jason is one of our comedy heroes.
Quite how far he's come was highlighted by his appearance in the final instalment of The Talent Show Story (Sunday, ITV), which showed his first audition for Popstars, singing Britney Spears's Baby Hit Me One More Time with a spivvy pony tail, dodgy beard and completely misplaced uber–confidence.
He is heading for meetings with spivvy lawyers and a couple of sinister-looking bottom feeders of international finance.
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull AH, we see Ray Winston is in it as Indy's Cockney side-kick , and is that a spivvy little 'tache he's sporting?
When the banks talk about all the jobs that will be lost if this reform is enforced - and I don't believe them for one minute - we need to remind them of all the ordinary people who are now unemployed as a result of their spivvy, speculative activity.
Unlike other epic journeys, the biggest fear was not warring tribesmen or spivvy border officials.
The spivvy manager just taps his pen waiting for the inevitable capitulation.
It was a sackable offence to wear short-sleeved shirts and you needed a signed note from the editor if you wanted to grow a spivvy moustache.
And this spivvy, star-struck Government's shame is that it can even THINK about doling out honours to filthy-rich celebrities, yet refused to help - until a public outcry forced them to - a REAL hero, a true achiever, to live out his final days in a country he was willing to die for.