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    gentleman on the road

    hello,

    is there an expression 'gentleman on the road' in usage? i heared one of my neighbours saying it. but i still don't know what he meant.

    visakh.

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    Re: gentleman on the road

    It's not an expression that I am familiar with. What was the context he used it in? Was it meant negatively? Isf so, then could it be that when men are away from home, their behaviour might be worse?


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    Re: gentleman on the road

    "A Gentleman of the Road" is a tramp or vagrant. A homeless man who relies upon the charity of people to survive and sleeps under the stars. The term is a romantic one, and is contrasted with a vagabond who may steal. A Tramp is a more neutral term.

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