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    Vengeance is Mine Inc. by R.Dahl:
    ". . .Mrs Womberg at home with a headache...which is something anyone's wife would have if hubby was out squiring Miss Williams of an evening. . ."
    So Mr Womberg is being naughty tsk, but what does the phrase in bold mean exactly?

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    ….banker William S. Womberg with beauteous starlet Theresa Williams… three nights running…...Mrs Womberg at home with a headache...which is something anyone's wife would have if hubby was out squiring Miss Williams of an evening. .

    hubby = husband
    squire = accompany

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    ….banker William S. Womberg with beauteous starlet Theresa Williams… three nights running…...Mrs Womberg at home with a headache...which is something anyone's wife would have if hubby was out squiring Miss Williams of an evening. .

    hubby = husband
    squire = accompany

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    Hi vil, I've also found the 'accompany' explanation. It's just the "of..."-follow-up that puzzled me some.

    And yes, I realise it's the hubby who's naughty, hence Mr Womberg ;)
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    Hi nyota,

    Then everything is all right.

    That's all to the good.

    Regards,

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    Default Re: squire sb of an evening

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
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    So Mr Womberg is being naughty tsk, but what does the phrase in bold mean exactly?
    "Of an evening" is somewhat dated. It means "in the evenings".

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    Default Re: squire sb of an evening

    In the cool cool cool of the evening
    Tell ‘em I’ll be there
    In the cool cool cool of the evening
    You better save a chair
    When the party’s getting a glow on
    Singing fills the air
    In the shank of the night when the doings are right
    You can tell ‘em I’ll be there

    Can it be true that expressions as “person of he year”, “story of the year”, “car of the year” or “ soup of the evening”, “shank of the evening” , “kings of the evening” are out-of-date?

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    Default Re: squire sb of an evening

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    In the cool cool cool of the evening
    Tell ‘em I’ll be there
    In the cool cool cool of the evening
    You better save a chair
    When the party’s getting a glow on
    Singing fills the air
    In the shank of the night when the doings are right
    You can tell ‘em I’ll be there

    Can it be true that expressions as “person of he year”, “story of the year”, “car of the year” or “ soup of the evening”, “shank of the evening” , “kings of the evening” are out-of-date?

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    No, it's not true.

    "Of an evening" as used above is out-of-date.

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    Default Re: squire sb of an evening

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Can it be true that expressions as “person of he year”, “story of the year”, “car of the year” or “ soup of the evening”, “shank of the evening” , “kings of the evening” are out-of-date?

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    Was 'shank of the evening' ever in date?

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