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wide boy

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slang Brit a man who is prepared to use unscrupulous methods to progress or make money
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It's a fascinating and funny world, populated by charismatic wide boys (and sometimes girls
Certainly the way the Orient wide boys, Cox and Odubajo, hit the byline on Saturday illustrated how much Russell Slade's men like to play with width.
When are the City wide boys going to compensate us for their gross - at best - mismanagement and - at worse - criminal incompetence?
While living rough they meet con men, Good Samaritans, wide boys and buskers - in pubs, burger bars and doss houses across the length and breadth of England.
Packard is pictured (back row, centre) with the squad (left) PICTURE: STEVE MILLER WIDE BOYS Newcastle Mini League side Wideopen Meteors Under-Nines (above) in new strips provided by Duckworths Funeral Services SWEET SIXTEENS Amble Juniors Under-16s have received a set of new strips sponsored by the Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth.
Unfortunately, there isn't much demand for old wingers like myself to coach the wide boys of the future.
have their work cut out to be wide boys for next season.
WALTER SMITH believes that two wide boys have been responsible for Rangers' recent return to form.
Those who behave in such a manner risk being compared to wide boys and indeed, might even make some people think they have something to hide.
It's no longer regarded as the car for new money, or wide boys.
But not all moneylenders are unscrupulous backstreet wide boys.
It's is a complex tale of a heist gone wrong, a psychopathic crimelord (the terrifying Alan Ford), a couple of wide boys, and Brad Pitt as the incoherent Irish bare knuckle boxer, Mickey.