Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
“Who is he?”
“Why, he has gone the vole - has been soldier, ballad singer, traveling tinker and is now a beggar. (W. Scot, The Antiquary”)
go vole = a) to risk everything for a big win, and b) have a lot of experience in the life = be a past-master on the art
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 19-Oct-2010 at 18:27.