grand old man
noun Date: 1887 a venerated practitioner or former practitioner of an art, profession, or sport <
the grand old man of jazz
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Grand Old Man — 〈[græ̣nd oʊld mæ:n] m.; s, Men [mən]〉 bedeutende ältere männliche Persönlichkeit [engl., „großer alter Mann“] * * * Grand Old Man [ mæn ], der; , Men [ mɛn] [engl., eigtl. = großer alter Mann]: älteste bedeutende männliche Persönlichkeit in einem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Grand Old Man — [ mæn] der; , Men [ mɛn] <aus gleichbed. engl. grand old man, eigtl. »großer alter Mann«> älteste bedeutende männliche Persönlichkeit auf einem bestimmten Gebiet …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Grand Old Man — 〈[græ̣nd oʊld mæ:n] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: Men [ mən]〉 bedeutende ältere männl. Persönlichkeit [Etym.: engl., »großer alter Mann«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Grand Old Man — [ mɛn ], der; , Men [ mɛn] <englisch> (älteste bedeutende männliche Persönlichkeit in einem bestimmten Bereich) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • grand old man — noun : an elderly venerated practitioner or former practitioner of an art, profession, or sport the grand old man of twentieth century poetry Babette Deutsch the grand old man of Italian conservative politics Percy Winner the grand old man of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grand old man — a highly respected, usually elderly man who has been a major or the most important figure in a specific field for many years. * * * …   Universalium

  • Grand Old Man — William Ewart Gladstone four times Prime Minister of Great Britain …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Grand Old Man of the Army — The phrase Grand Old Man of the Army in the United Kingdom refers to General Sir Anthony Blaxland Stransham, GCB, of the Royal Marines, who served the United Kingdom in a series of colonial wars in the 19th century. Twice knighted by Queen… …   Wikipedia

  • Grand Old Man of Africa — Felix Houphouet Boigny, who was president of the Ivory Coast for 33 years …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Grand Old Man of American Labor — Samuel Gompers …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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