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    Question Candy lady

    Candy lady: Amy Winehouse, pictured earlier this year, has splashed out thousands of pounds on turning a room in her London home into a sweet shop
    Hello! The paragragh I quoted is an excerpt from a report of the Daily Mail. (The subtitle of the picture in the report)
    Amy Winegum: Now troubled singer is 'addicted to sweets' | Mail Online

    Could you please tell me what "candy lady" means in this context? Is it a fixed term or it is coined by the journalist? Thanks!


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    Re: Candy lady

    A lady who sells/likes sweets, but also a sweet lady, and possibly also carrying other connotations, such as drugs.

    It is not a fixed idiom, but there are similar terms such as Candy Girl and Candy Man.

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    Re: Candy lady

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your answer. I'm clear about it.

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