Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday’s Word

Word: More to do than a man on the town (V. phrase)

Definition: affecting industriousness


A person who is on the town receives financial aid from same. Someone who has more to do than a man on the town might pretend to be busy in order to escape workfare. Or he might be disguising his discomfiture at being unemployed.

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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