a man of something

a man with a particular quality or ability

a man of great charm/integrity

a man of action/honour

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English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) man of something — a man of something phrase a man with a particular quality or ability a man of great charm/​integrity a man of action/​honour Thesaurus: words used to describe someone s personalityhyponym general words for a person s charactersynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • a poor man's something — Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man s version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn t very funny would be a poor man s Oscar Wilde …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • (the) grand old man of something — the grand old man of (something) humorous a man who has been involved in a particular activity for a long time and is known and respected by a lot of people. It was in this play that he formed a double act with that other grand old man of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) grand old man of something — the grand old man of something phrase a man who is old and very respected because of his achievements in his profession the grand old man of science fiction writing Thesaurus: people and things that are admired and respectedsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a poor man's something —    Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man s version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn t very funny would be a poor man s Oscar Wilde.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • A poor man's something —   Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man s version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn t very funny would be a poor man s Oscar Wilde …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (a) poor man's something — a poor man s (someone/something) someone or something that is similar to a well known person or thing but is not as good. He was only ever a mediocre singer they used to call him the poor man s Frank Sinatra . So what did you think of the film?… …   New idioms dictionary

  • a poor man's something — 1) used about something that is a cheaper type of a similar but more impressive thing This car is seen as the poor man s Rolls Royce. 2) used about someone who is less successful, popular etc when compared with another person He s a kind of poor… …   English dictionary

  • a grand old man (of something) — a/the ˌgrand old ˈman (of sth) idiom a man who is respected in a particular profession that he has been involved in for a long time • James Lovelock, the grand old man of environmental science Main entry: ↑grandidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the grand old man (of something) — a/the ˌgrand old ˈman (of sth) idiom a man who is respected in a particular profession that he has been involved in for a long time • James Lovelock, the grand old man of environmental science Main entry: ↑grandidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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