Definition of a or the grand old man of in English:

a (or the) grand old man of

A man long and highly respected in (a particular field): the grand old man of the Labour Left
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  • But I am a joker and I make fun of death,’ said the grand old man of words.
  • He was the grand old man of British politics.
  • But he had one - since the Republicans had lost the 1960 election, he was still considered the grand old man of the party.
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