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    Question the meaning of "the painted lady"

    Could anyone tell me the meaning of "the painted lady" in one news article. Is it a metaphor for something?

    The phrase appears on the 4th paraguraph in the BBC article below.
    BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Benidorm - the new face of eco-tourism

    Your help would be highly appreciated.

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    Re: the meaning of "the painted lady"

    means "the best specimen"

    A Painted Lady is a delicate, rare, colorful butterfly.


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    Re: the meaning of "the painted lady"

    Quote Originally Posted by chebu View Post

    The phrase appears [on] in the 4th paragraph in the BBC article below.
    We say 'in a paragraph, Chebu. An example where 'on' could see use;

    A: Ahhh, shiiiiiiiiit, someone dropped some ketchup right on the fourth paragraph of my term paper.

    B: Don't blow a gasket, A. With word processors you can just print out a new copy of that page. You saved it to disk, didn't ya? [looks at A who's scowling]. Oooooooo shiiiit, ya didn't.

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    Smile Re: the meaning of "the painted lady"

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    means "the best specimen"

    A Painted Lady is a delicate, rare, colorful butterfly.

    Thank you for your quick and kind reply.

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    Re: the meaning of "the painted lady"

    Hi chebu,

    a painted lady = a prostitute

    Regards.

    V.

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