Darby and Joan


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Darby and Joan

n.
An elderly married couple who live a placid, harmonious life together and are seldom seen apart.

[Probably after Darby and Joan, , a couple in an 18th-century English ballad.]

Darby and Joan

(ˈdɑːbɪ)
n
1. an ideal elderly married couple living in domestic harmony
2. Darby and Joan Club a club for elderly people
[C18: a couple in an 18th-century English ballad]
Translations

Darby and Joan

[ˈdɑːbɪənˈdʒəʊn]
A. NPL el matrimonio ideal, de ancianos que siguen viviendo en la mayor felicidad
B. CPD Darby and Joan club N (Brit) → club m para personas de la tercera edad

Darby and Joan

pl glückliches, älteres Ehepaar; Darby and Joan clubAltenklub m
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Darby and Joan Group Weekly whist and dominoes take place on Wednesdays at 1.45pm in the Cochrane Foundation Hall.
There are a pair of Caribbean ladies (above), a wisecracking Asian family (sound familiar?) and a Darby and Joan couple who, like Leon and June, could become your favourites.
But to be serious for a moment (a rare enough event on this page), if this greater male longevity means more Darby and Joan couples, and fewer lonely old women, then that is welcome.
Side by Side Together we go, side by side, With each other to abide, From when joining we became as one, Our life in marriage had then begun, Together we travelled the path of success, Sorting out, together, any of life's stress, We share a love that is a part of each, Both to the other, something to teach, Together on many holidays to go, Beautiful places for us to know, Sometimes, in life, going our own way, Yet in unison always to stay, As one, sharing the same heart, In love of one another, never to part, We are a pair, a right Darby and Joan, Yet having a persona of our own, Together on our path, hand in hand, Just as we, in the beginning, planned.
So, every Monday, she does just that in the Rhoose Darby and Joan club, and her wish is to be able to provide special lunches for the pensioners who attend.
The High Spen Darby and Joan Club, near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, plays host to local residents who rely on the meetings to socialise with friends from the area.
The party-goers included neighbours from Harrogate Crescent, ex-neighbours from North Ormesby Road and Granville Street and members of the Grove Hill Darby and Joan Club.
Had this pair been Darby and Joan who had aged together, I would say she was doing well for Bill Roache, 80 next birthday.
Today the best pals - both widowed - go on holiday together to Blackpool, and both attend a weekly Darby and Joan club.
At least V Festival organisers have attempted to embrace the local populace and last year provided free tickets to the local Darby and Joan club.
And when I was no longer able to do that, then I could turn to more, well, Darby and Joan pastimes - like golf.
'WRVS will also continue to run Darby and Joan clubs and this move will have no affect on our volunteers or those who depend on their services.'