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Broth of a boy   /brɔθ əv ə bɔɪ/   Listen
Broth of a boy

An outstanding person; as if produced by boiling down a savory broth.  Synonym: broth of a man.

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"Broth of a boy" Quotes from Famous Books

... story. And the janius adorning my race, Although I've no brass in my pocket, Mushagra! I've got lots in my face. For in rainy or sunshiny weather, I'm full of good whiskey and joy; And take me in parts altogether, By the pow'rs I'm a broth of a boy. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, December 18, 1841 • Various

... 'Oh, you're a broth of a boy, ain't you?' returned Miss Mowcher, shaking her head violently. 'I said, what a set of humbugs we were in general, and I showed you the scraps of the Prince's nails to prove it. The Prince's nails do more for me in private families of the genteel sort, than ...
— David Copperfield • Charles Dickens

Words linked to "Broth of a boy" :   broth of a man, boy

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