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
4 Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer with three victories (Remittance Man, Finian's Rainbow and Sprinter Sacre)
Henderson, whose previous winners were Remittance Man (1992), Finian's Rainbow (2012) and Sprinter Sacre (2013), said: "He's a superstar and very much a yard favourite.
Henderson had a special mention for two horses in See You Then and Remittance Man.
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.
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." HENRY ALLEN
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.
In other words, why did our Archdiocese, knowing the allegations against him, allow Robinson to continue as their remittance man? And, while we Catholics are indeed due a "full disclosure," that looks unlikely.
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. That is to say I got small amounts of money from my family members to stay out of sight, and in return they got to have the fun of humiliating whenever it took their fancy.