visiting fireman

visiting fireman
noun Date: 1926 a usually important or influential visitor whom it is desirable or expedient to entertain impressively

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • visiting fireman — visiting firemen N COUNT A visiting fireman is an important visitor, who gets special treatment. [AM] ...frequent conferences with law professors and visiting firemen …   English dictionary

  • visiting fireman — ☆ visiting fireman n. Informal 1. an important person, esp. any of a group, visiting a city, organization, etc. and given an official welcome, special entertainment, etc. 2. a free spending tourist, conventioneer, etc …   English World dictionary

  • visiting fireman — noun count AMERICAN an important visitor who receives special treatment …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • visiting fireman —    1. American    a boisterous reveller    Especially at conventions etc. some distance from home:     ... a visiting fireman in search of a cheap thrill would get mugged and robbed. (McBain, 1981)    2. a person sent from headquarters to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • visiting fireman — /vɪzətɪŋ ˈfaɪəmən/ (say vizuhting fuyuhmuhn) noun Colloquial a visiting member of high status in an organisation, such as a visiting professor in academic circles, a visiting director of a multinational company, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • visiting fireman — n. someone paying a visit to observe one’s workplace. □ We have a couple of visiting firemen coming today. □ Be sure to have these plans out when the visiting firemen come by …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • visiting fireman — Informal. 1. an influential person accorded special treatment while visiting an organization, industry, city, etc. 2. a visitor, as a tourist or vacationer, in a city, presumed to be a big spender. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • visiting fireman — vis′iting fire′man n. Informal. inf an influential person accorded special treatment while visiting an organization, industry, city, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • visiting fireman — noun (C) especially AmE an important visitor that you need to entertain in a special way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • visiting fireman — noun an important or distinguished visitor • Hypernyms: ↑visitor, ↑visitant …   Useful english dictionary

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