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English definition of “the grand old man of sth”

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the grand old man of sth

humorous
a man who has been involved in a particular activity for a long time and is known and respected by a lot of people: He's been called the grand old man of Latin American literature.
Translations of “the grand old man of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 元老, 資深前輩, 老前輩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 元老, 资深前辈, 老前辈…
(Definition of the grand old man of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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