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    explain a sentence

    Hello, Teachers.

    What's the meaning of the words in blue in the following sentence?
    The new 007 persona is at startling odds with the wink-and-a-drink lothario dreamed up by the novelist Ian Fleming in 1953 and embellished on the silver screen by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan
    Thank you in advance.
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    The new Bond is very different from the lighter character presented in previous films. He is much more serious and lacking in humour. He also is not always after the girls.

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    Dear Enydia:

    The new 007 persona is (at startling odds with) in sharp contrast to the (wink-and-a-drink) cheerfully engaging in casual sexual encounters lothario dreamed up by the novelist Ian Fleming...

    hope this helps
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    Petra

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    Thank you, Teachers.

    How to understand the word wink-and-a-drink? I cannot find it in my dictionaries.

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    Dear Enydia:

    I had never heard the expression before reading it in your post. However, since I am familiar with the old James Bond character, I am fairly certain that 'wink and a drink' refers to someone who cheerfully engages in casual sexual encounters. In the books and early movies, Bond was portrayed as being irresistible to the many women he met. It was always implied that he had sex with them as recreation, and that the relationships were never lasting.

    Hope this helps.
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    Petra

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