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    Question modest flower

    They might think it was unusual if they had spotted that modest flower Miss Lemes on Facebook wearing a vest top with a gaping cleavage. But that image was not produced in court.
    ALLISON PEARSON: No, madam in a burkha, you who have offended MY values | Mail Online
    What does 'modest flower' mean? Is it an idiom or slang? It sounds sarcastic. Thanks!

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    Re: modest flower

    It's ironic, and means "pure girl" on the face of it, "hypocrite" in irony.


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    Re: modest flower

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    ALLISON PEARSON: No, madam in a burkha, you who have offended MY values | Mail Online
    What does 'modest flower' mean? Is it an idiom or slang? It sounds sarcastic. Thanks!
    It is sarcastic. The young lady named has just won a court case because she objected to the clothing she was required to wear in her place of work as offensive to her religious beliefs. The one photograph published showed her smiling and looking relaxed.

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    Re: modest flower

    Thank you for your replies. Can I say she is a honest flower in a sarcastic way if I knew she always told lies? I think 'Flower' refers to woman, but if I refer to a man, should I replace it with other word, something like 'tree'?

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    Re: modest flower

    Since it's ironic, it can be even more sarcastic using "flower" for a man, though you could adapt it. I wouldn't suggest tree, which is too neutral. Maybe "modest cherub" would fit.

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    Re: modest flower

    Hi konungursvia,

    Thank you very much for your help again.

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