Definition of Champagne Charlie in English:

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Champagne Charlie

noun

informal
A man who lives a life of luxury and excess: [as modifier]: Souness has put the Champagne Charlie lifestyle behind him
More example sentences
  • I felt a bit of a Champagne Charlie when I discovered it was a Pommery from 1952-the year of the century - and could now fetch up to £1,000 a bottle.
  • It was not an easy task as Champagne Charlie met with considerable resistance.
  • For we're all Champagne Charlies these days and we just can't get enough of the bubbly stuff.

Origin

From the name of a popular song, first performed in 1868.

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