- skip - Brewer’s

Plush (John)

.

A gorgeous footman, conspicuous for his plush breeches.

To take plush. To take a subordinate place in the ministry, where one can only act as a government flunkey.

Lord Rosebery perhaps remembers that, years ago, a young politician who had just finished his education, was warned by an old and affectionate teacher ‘not to take plush … The reply was, ‘I have been offered plush tied with red tape, and have refused it.ʹ”—Nineteenth Century, Jan., 1892, p. 137.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Pluck
Pluck his Goose
Plucked Pigeon (A)
Plugson of Undershot
Plum
Plume Oneself (To)
Plumes
Plumper (A)
Plunger
Plus Ultra
Plush (John)
Pluto
Pluto
Plutonic Rocks
Plutus
Plymouth Brethren
Plymouth Cloak (A)
Pocahontas
Pocket (diminutive of poche, a pouch)
Pocket an Insult (To)
Pocket Borough (A)